California School District Under Fire for Holocaust-Denial Assignment
By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff 5.6.14
“A California public school district has backpedaled after an eighth-grade assignment — to write a persuasive essay on whether or not the Holocaust occurred — came under serious fire and prompted death threats to administrators.
“’We are aware of the controversy surrounding the distribution of an eighth grade Writing Prompt during the third quarter of the academic year,’ notes a press release issued Monday by Rialto Unified School District interim Superintendent Mohammed Islam…”
He further said that some students objected that time in other classes, where they practice burning American and Israeli flags and shouting “Death to infidel pigs!” would have been sacrificed for the assignment. “…Not to mention, some of our students are only building bombs at a 6th grade level.”