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Teaching Hatred Has Consequences

A national curriculum is the main tool with which a nation prepares its young generation for the future. Steady, systematic and authoritative education along a clearly charted line for twelve consecutive years imprints an indelible worldview on the new generation. There are consequences to what children learn in school. If a curriculum teaches hate and […]

New Civics Education Textbook for Israel, and an (Inevitable) Public Uproar

The preparation and ensuing debate over the new 516-page civics textbook for Israeli students has raged more than five years. The raucous debate involved  national press and radical websites, on both the left and the right. An intense discussion fulminated in the comparatively new Academia-IL, the nation-wide email forum of Israel’s leading scientists and scholars.