13 Jan 2014

APT Response to the Anti-Defamation League’s Report on the Newton Curriculum

APT has published a detailed response to the “ADL Review of Allegations Against Newton Schools,” released on December 30, 2013. The ADL review is weakly researched and contains blatant falsehoods and telling omissions. It’s hard to understand why the ADL would produce such a poor quality report; and why it

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02 Dec 2013

APT runs ads in multiple Massachusetts newspapers about hateful education materials in Newton schools

Starting Wednesday, October 23, Americans for Peace and Tolerance will begin to run ads in Massachusetts area newspapers calling on Newton Public Schools to remove hateful education materials from their curricula. The ads urge taxpayers to contact Newton School Committee Chair Matt Hills and Mayor Setti Warren and express their

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26 Nov 2013

Misleading Maps of Israel and Palestinian Territories

  Newton Public Schools use a series of four maps in teaching students the Arab-Israel conflict that falsely depict Israel as progressively stealing Palestinians’ land. The maps insinuate that there used to be a country called “Palestine,” when in reality the region labelled “100% of Historic Palestine” shown in Map

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14 Nov 2013

Parent Speaks Out on Saudi Hate Materials Taught in Newton MA Schools

We are concerned Newton, MA parents and taxpayers who are calling on the Newton Public Schools to end the incorporation of Saudi-funded hate materials into Newton school curricula. Our Objectives are: 1. Convincing the Newton School Committee to instruct the Newton Schools Superintendent in developing policies and procedures ensuring that

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14 Nov 2013

APT runs ads in multiple Massachusetts newspapers about hateful education materials in Newton schools

Starting Wednesday, October 23, Americans for Peace and Tolerance will begin to run ads in Massachusetts area newspapers calling on Newton Public Schools to remove hateful education materials from their curricula. The ads urge taxpayers to contact Newton School Committee Chair Matt Hills and Mayor Setti Warren and express their

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14 Nov 2013

Open Letter to Mayor Setti Warren

Dear Mayor Warren, In the three years since you took office, many of us have come to recognize your outstanding leadership and commitment to facing difficult decisions and doing what’s best for Newton citizens. We recall your door-to-door campaign, which symbolizes your personal approach, showing a sincere desire to understand

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14 Nov 2013

Our Position: Saudi Funded Propaganda in Newton Schools

Ever since Tony Paliuso’s daughter, a student at Newton South, asked her father if Jews really torture and murder Palestinian women in Israeli jails – as she learned in class — Jewish parents and community members have been trying to find out just what is being taught in the Newton

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14 Nov 2013

The School Committee’s Response: Newton schools remain focused on academic integrity

The Newton public schools have long been recognized as among the very best schools in Massachusetts and the United States. Their excellence has been achieved over many years by a community that enthusiastically supports its schools, outstanding teachers and educational leadership, and a constantly improving first-class curriculum for our 21

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