Dozens of public school teachers in California are planning to hold pro-Palestinian lessons Wednesday as part of an unauthorized teach-in that has met criticism from Jewish groups.
The Oakland school district publicly opposed the event, with some critics demanding that teachers who participate on Wednesday face punishment.
The event was organized by activists within the local teachers’ union, the Oakland Education Association. However, union president Ismael Armendariz said the curriculum had not been reviewed by his group.
Teachers told KTVU that the teach-in was not authorized by the official OEA, but a small group called 'OEA for Palestine.'
Organizers released a lengthy list of suggested curriculum materials for grade levels from pre-K through high school. The first lesson for Upper Elementary School students is titled: 'Part A: Where is Palestine? What is Zionism?'