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Radical Teachers Push Children’s Books on ‘Palestine’

cchuba Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:19 AM
Give Olsen a break here, I think that Olsen is reluctant to swap out one politically motivated tract for another for children in this age group, therefore his judicious words. When I went to school we first studied ancient history to learn about the Greeks and democracy in primary school. In middle school we learned U.S. history up til's the 20'th century. It wasn't until high school where we tackled modern world history where we would discuss the Israeli Palestinian conflict, the Soviet Union, the Iranian revolution, etc. Some may laugh at this slow progress but at least we were not being inculcated in a teachers political view points until we were of an age to have at least some ability to be skeptical.

The radical teachers group Rethinking Schools published an article in its Winter 2012-2013 magazine titled, “Books About Contemporary Palestine for Children,” EAGnews.org reported.

Before you go any further, here’s a hint about the nature of these recommended books: The editors of Rethinking Schools are anti-Israel and see nothing wrong with Palestinian terrorist attacks against the people of that nation.

The article’s author, San Jose State University Professor of Education Katharine Davies Samway, starts off by explaining how she volunteered to work in a booth at a recent local festival that was dedicated to drawing attention to “the impact...