The community needs to take action
May 24, 2019
I just read Christine DeSouza’s article in the Heritage Jewish News regarding anti-Semitic material being taught in the Orange County Public School System (“Orange County School Board made aware of anti-Semitic curriculum, May 10, 2019). Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president, Proclaiming Justice To The Nations, spearheaded a group of concerned citizens in bringing this anti-Semitic material to the attention of the Orange County School Board.
Now we must all follow up with the School Board chair, Theresa Jacobs, and let her know the community is watching this issue closely and will apply pressure until the offensive material is removed from Orange County classrooms.
The School Board may come back and say these are ‘State Standards’ and they have no control over the content. To the best of our knowledge this is false. The School Board has the authority to unilaterally remove offensive material from distribution regardless of State and CPALM standards.
Teresa Jacobs can be contacted by mail at Orange County School Board, P.O. Box 271, Orlando, FL 32802.