A call not to ratify California's Ethnic Studies Curriculum
March 19, 2021
(JNS) — In an effort to create a more culturally relevant curriculum that encourages students to feel “more personally empowered,” the State of California’s Department of Education has been mandated with adopting an Ethnic Studies Curriculum. However, despite two revisions in response to concerns that were articulated by Jewish organizations, the curriculum’s representation of Jews lacks authenticity and persists in inviting anti-Jewish sentiment.
The curriculum includes a fact sheet on “Jewish American Diversity” that states, “Jewish American ethnic identity may be expresse...