Links to Class Material

Examples of objectionable class material used in Newton schools and elsewhere can be found in several places:

(1) The book Indoctrinating our Youth: How a U.S. Public School Curriculum Skews the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Islam by Steven Stotsky, a Senior Research Analyst at the Committee on Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) (available as a paperback from Amazon) analyzes a number of materials and provides an excellent background of the controversy over anti-Israel materials in Newton.

CAMERA has also published several stand-alone reports about class materials used in Newton and elsewhere.

(2)  The academic research organization Verity Educate analyzed twenty-six items of material used in Newton high school history classes; the report of their analysis as well as summaries are available here. The texts analyzed in the report are hereThe texts are lettered to correspond to the report's analysis.

Not all of the material reviewed was objectionable; some of it was very good. However, other material had significant shortcomings, including primary sources altered in a manner which changes their meaning.

(3)  Additional class material is here.  This includes materials analyzed in reports and articles by the ADLPENS, and other organizations. These reports only concern materials currently used by NPS students, not materials removed after parental protest.