SWC Commends Jewish Community Parents whose Proposed Resolution Passed by San Diego Unified School District to include Anti-Semitism in its Ethnic Studies Curriculum
October 27, 2021
The Simon Wiesenthal Center applauds the San Diego Unified School District’s unanimous approval of a resolution which updates its ethnic studies curriculum to include anti-Semitism. The resolution, which was passed during a board meeting on Tuesday night, urged that anti-Semitism be included in all ethnic studies education in its efforts to educate students about equity and inclusiveness.
The decision comes on the heels of a recent rise in anti-Semitism and multiple incidents on campuses across San Diego.
“We applaud this important victory that took place in San Diego but has national implications. All of the credit for this breakthrough resolution goes to local Jewish parents who drew a line against demonizing Israel and the inevitable bullying of Jewish students and teachers in San Diego schools who love Israel and are proud of their heritage.
We hope that the example set by the community-based activists in San Diego will inspire Jewish parents and decent people everywhere to oppose and if necessary, overturn efforts to import the Middle East conflict into the classrooms and halls of our nation’s public schools,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean and Global Social Action Director.
Rabbi Cooper added that it will make its educational resources available to the school district through its renowned Museum of Tolerance.
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