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California Board of Education rejects proposed ethnic studies curriculum that angered Jews

The California state capitol in Sacramento. (Wikimedia Commons)

JTA) — The California State Board…

CA Lawmakers question ‘anti-Jewish’ curriculum for California schools

California Jewish lawmakers are calling for revisions to a proposed state ethnic studies curriculum that they said promotes antisemitic stereotypes and unfairly criticizes Israel, according to a letterthey sent to the Department of Education last month.

The letter was sent by the California Legislative Jewish Caucus to Soomin Chao, chair of the commission that oversees the implementation of the state’s first high school Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

The lawmakers said the proposed curriculum “erases the American Jewish experience, fails to discuss antisemitism, reinforces negative stereotypes about Jews, singles out Israel…