PROCLAIMING JUSTICE TO THE NATIONS: VICTORY IN CALIFORNIA AS CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-SEMITIC ETHNIC STUDIES CURRICULUM MODEL IS DEFEATED
“A TREMENDOUS EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF ‘ONE VOICE’” NOTES LAURIE CARDOZE-MOORE
(BOCA RATON, FL) --August 14, 2019 –In Florida today for a speaking event, Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) Founder and President, Laurie Cardoza-Moore has gone on record to applaud the alliance of pro-Israel concern organizations whose unified force brought the defeat of the controversial Ethnic Studies Curriculum Model (ESCM) in the State of California. The California State Board of Education announced Monday that the proposed content model will be replaced with an entirely new proposed curriculum.
“PJTN was on the frontlines in joining more than 80 top national pro-Israel civil rights, human rights, religious and education organizations in filing a formal letter to the California Department of Education demanding safeguards against political indoctrination and anti-Semitic content, such as that we found existing in the new ESCM curriculum that was being proposed. This is a tremendous victory in the ongoing battle against anti-Semitism and the extremist factions that seek to indoctrinate America’s children with hatred for Israel within their very classrooms.”
Cardoza-Moore’s organization stirred their rank and file membership to participate in the process. “PJTN Watchmen were mobilized over the past several weeks in individually contacting the offices of the Governor and the State Board of Education in California to post their protest of the proposed ESCM content. I’m very grateful that our organization has the benefit of amazingly pro-active grassroots supporters that will answer the call to action in force, as they did in this case.”
Had it been approved, the curriculum in question would have offered California High school students a full course of study that presented Israel and the Jewish people as part of a system of oppression and privilege that must be fought with resistance, while posing sympathy for pro Palestine rights and agendas. , Additional prepared materials for students included a positive cultural lens study of the influence of national figures such as Ilhan Omar, Rashida and Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour—all of whom are associated with anti-Semitic, anti-Israel rhetoric—and in the case of Omar and Tlaib—a push towards Congress to enact pro BDS legislation to punish Israel
Cardoza-Moore added: “To PJTN’s valued ally organizations, both Christian and Jewish, I say: Seeing the success of unity, we must take this moment to commit to continue to speak out with ‘one voice’ of opposition against anti-Semitism where ever it is found. We must now be vigilant to ensure the drafters of the next model curriculum be forewarned that any attempt to promote political, ethnic or religious enmity towards any group or to attempt to weaponize high school students to take action based on enmity towards any race, religion, group or individual will not be tolerated on our watch.”