Congress holds hearing with teachers on antisemitism response

by ian

As universities are forced to deal with the consequences of antisemitic protests, K-12 administrators are also coming under scrutiny.

School district leaders from New York City, Berkeley, California, and Montgomery County, Maryland, testified at a subcommittee hearing yesterday about antisemitic behavior within their school districts. Republican Rep. Aaron Bean (Fla.) said the officials have been “accused of doing nothing and turning a blind eye” to antisemitic behavior.

Chancellor David Banks from New York fired back. Board president Karla Silvestre from Maryland also emphasized her school district’s commitment to combat antisemitism.

However, the problem doesn’t start with violent antisemitism. Family Research Council’s Meg Kilgannon argues that the issue is deeply rooted in the public education system.