Newton School Committee member Matt Hills wrote a needed-to-be-said op-ed in the TAB about accusations that our schools are “using material that is anti-Semitic, anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, and puts the U.S. and the West in a poor light”
It is impossible for the School Department or School Committee to continually respond to allegations about materials we do not recognize or that are inaccurately portrayed. Shouting angry accusations at a School Committee meeting does not make them accurate. Repeating the same distorted sentence over and over does not make the accusation truthful. The McCarthy-ite tactic of waving an unopened book and claiming it is filled with terrible prejudices does not mean that the book actually contains such biased material.