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House committee grills education officials on Jew-hatred in K-12 schools

(JNS) — Members of Congress grilled education officials from New York, California and Maryland on Wednesday about “pervasive” antisemitism in K-12 schools.

Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s subcommittee on early childhood, elementary and secondary education repeatedly asked David Banks, the chancellor of the New York City Public Schools, about a student-led rampage at Hillcrest High School in the borough of Queens that targeted a Jewish teacher.

“We suspended students. We removed the principal of the school. We engaged the Simon Wiesenthal Center for a deeper dive...


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