Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Open Meeting Lawsuit Filed Growing Out of Alleged Anti-Jewish Curricular Materials

Jewish News Syndicate reports on a taxpayer lawsuit filed last week in state court in Massachusetts growing out of an ongoing dispute over teaching materials used in the Newton school system.  Newton residents have contended that the schools are using anti-Jewish anti-Israel educational materials, including ones funded by the Saudi oil company ARAMCO and the government of Qatar. The lawsuit alleges violations of the state's open meeting laws, contending that month after month the minutes of the meetings of the Newton School Committee deliberately omit names and summaries of remarks by citizens who have appeared before the committee to complain about anti-Jewish materials and Islamic religious lessons.  Critics of the curriculum also urge the firing of the current school superintendent.