Textbooks, Lies, and Vulnerable Kids

Last week, a panel convened in Newton, Massachusetts, the well-heeled suburb of Boston.  Newton, which Barney Frank represented in Congress for decades, is the epicenter for Jewish liberals, who spring up like gluten-free organic mushrooms on the lawns of Tudor mansions.  But some of their multicultural sanctimony is wearing a trifle thin -- at least for those few who care.  Their textbooks, it seems, are pockmarked with anti-Israel bias. This is not a new problem for Newton.  Last year, a student at Newton South High School was perplexed by a passage from the chapter she was assigned in her World History class, a chapter called "Women, an Essay," from a supplemental text called the Arab World Studies Notebook.  In a paragraph devoted to women "in the struggle for independence from colonial powers," she found: Over the past four decades, women have been active in the Palestinian movement. Several hundred have been imprisoned, tortured, and killed by Israeli...(Read Full Article)