California to "Substantially Redesign" Proposed Ethnic Studies Curriculum

(Los Angeles Jewish Journal) Aaron Bandler - The California State Board of Education (SBE) announced on Aug. 12 that the proposed anti-Israel Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) will be replaced with an entirely new draft. SBE leaders said, "The current draft model curriculum falls short and needs to be substantially redesigned." Myriad Jewish groups have criticized the draft for supporting the anti-Israel boycott movement and failing to mention anti-Semitism as an example of bigotry. Other ethnic groups have also called for the ESMC to be re-drafted, while 13,000 people signed a petition against the ESMC.

2019-08-14 00:00:00

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