Ethnic Studies in US public schools: Call the NEA
Join me in calling the NEA to withdraw their biased NBI 13 and replace it with a new resolution supporting the teaching of both perspectives – Palestinian and Jewish – of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
I include below a letter I am sending lately to teachers in the US. Join me, contact teachers, school boards and the National Education Association (NEA) and request they be inclusive and teach both perspectives of the Arab-Israeli conflict in public schools.
The Spanish edition of the book “Ethnic Studies in K-12 schools: The Jewish module” is now available for free download at:
The English edition (new March 2023 edition) is also available for free download at:
Teachers are free to print as many copies of the books as they need for their class. To maximize accessibility, the books are also available at Amazon.
Talk to the NEA: request to withdraw their NBI 13 and replace it by a new resolution supporting the teaching of both perspectives of the Arab-Israeli conflict. A one-sided presentation based on the Palestinian narrative alone is not education: It is indoctrination. The Jewish perspective must be heard and discussed in class too.
Note: The New Business Item (NBI) 13 adopted by the NEA last July 2022 states:
“NEA will support members who educate students and other members about the history, geography, and current state of affairs of the Palestinian people. NEA will provide state affiliates with a clear protocol for members doing this work to utilize when they are under attack.”
What are they afraid of? Be inclusive!
Jaime Kardontchik, PhD (Physics)
Silicon Valley, California