Skip to comments.Educational Non-Fiction Content Provider Apologizes for September 11 Fact Sheet
Posted on 09/17/2017 9:21:49 PM PDT by ForYourChildren
Commentary included Israel having a 'shady history'!
An educational non-fiction content provider has issued an apology for offering teachers across the country a fact sheet on the September 11 attacks that included commentary about Israel having a "shady history" and having previously "belonged to the Muslims."
Newsela prides itself in being a reliable source of current event pieces and historical articles, each edited by Newsela staff to meet multiple reading skill levels, for teachers to use in their elementary and middle school classrooms. On 9/11, fifth and sixth grade teachers found available an article, adapted by Newsela staff from a History.com piece, outlining the day's attacks and an overview of Osama Bin Laden's alleged reasons for attacking the United States.
One level of the sixth-grade article read, "They were angry that the U.S. gave money to the country of Israel, an area with a long and shady history in the Middle East."
"[Bin Laden] thought the United States was too involved in the Middle East. The United States also gave money to Israel. It is a Jewish country in the Middle East. Many Muslims live there. Before Israel was Jewish, the land belonged to Muslims. Bin Laden believed that Jews should leave the land," read a version of the fifth-grade article.
Prior to the 1948 establishment of the State of Israel, the region was under Ottoman and then British rule.
Some 4,300 students nationwide might have had access to the article.
The fifth-grade piece was used in one class at California's Louis E. Stocklmeir Elementary School, according to parents, and the articles were assigned to both fifth and sixth graders at Highlands Elementary School in Kansas, according to a tweet from the school.
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“One level of the sixth-grade article read, “They were angry that the U.S. gave money to the country of Israel, an area with a long and shady history in the Middle East.””
“... Bin Laden believed that Jews should leave the land,” read a version of the fifth-grade article.
And Hitler believed that Jews should be purged from Europe. Will that be in the next edition of the article?
absolutely disgusting- they can apologize all they want- but they have already revealed their despicable disgusting beliefs-
The responsibility for the terrorist murders of 9/11/2001 is borne by the followers of the genocidal death cult that calls itself a religion of peace.
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So in 2013, Gross developed an interactive platform, used by about 1 million teachers across America, where kids from grades 2-12 could read content that interested them in language they could understand.
For example, heres how Newsela presented an Associated Press article last week about sanctuary cities.
The original AP story began:
Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trumps promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities despite the financial risks.
The version rewritten for the lowest reading level began:
Some U.S. cities are very welcoming when it comes to immigration.
Many cities have become sanctuary cities. These cities allow immigrants. They are welcome even if they do not have permission to live in the United States.
In the last month, Newsela unveiled its new experience categorizing stories by different communities. Students could choose (or be assigned) to read a collection of stories, for example, about African Americans or the LGBT community or rural Americans.
Check out that list. Explains even more...
We must have new MATH, HISTORY , and SCIENCE books every years for our schools! The old ones get worn out SO fast!