Links to Class Material

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

(1)  The academic research organization Verity Educate analyzed twenty-six items of material used in Newton high school history classes; the report of their analysis is available free of charge here. 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 its original meeting.

The material is lettered to correspond to the Report's analysis. A shorter summary of Verity Educate's analysis, prepared by PENS, is here.

See what the Report (available for no charge here) or the PENS summary has to say about what you're reviewing.  Or view examples of anti-Israel, and anti-semitic material, including altered primary source documentshere.

(2) 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.

(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.

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