“The now-deleted assignment suggested that Israeli oppression was a helpful “contemporary connection” for understanding the struggles of Native Americans”

Washington State removes anti-Israel lesson from K-12 Native American curriculum
by Jonah Cohen
July 8, 2021

The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) removed on Wednesday what it called “a clear example of implicit bias” against Israel from its mandatory K-12 Native American curriculum, a precedent that could hinder attempts by anti-Israel activists to misappropriate Native American history in other state schools.  The assignment’s removal came after CAMERA staff contacted state education officials and tribal leaders about problems in the curriculum. A tendentious portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was strangely inserted into a fifth-grade lesson about the Indian Fight for Independence. READ MORE

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