Taxpayer-funded Bias on Middle East Invades K-12 Classrooms
by Winfield Myers • Nov 8, 2017 at 11:05 am
Sever Gate, Harvard University
If you've ever wondered why K-12 textbooks are often biased against the U.S, Israel, and the West, you can thank taxpayer-funded programs such as Title VI of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Writing today at the Algemeiner
, Campus Watch Fellow Mitchell Bard drills into the university Middle East studies programs behind the politicized learning:
While much attention is devoted to the politicization of Middle East studies on college campuses, biased perspectives on Western values, Israel, Islam and terrorism are also infiltrating K-12 education.
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) recently published a study about the introduction of factually inaccurate and partisan information related to Israel and Middle East politics in public school history curricula. The study focused on Newton, Massachusetts, where teachers used materials recommended by Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
But the problem isn't limited to Massachusetts. All around the country, educators are being trained to teach politically motivated courses by US government-funded Middle East centers.
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