Sunday, April 15, 2007

Accounts of Initial British Gov't Education Reports Appear to Have Been Exaggerated

Some media coverage misrepresented the findings of the report which concluded that the Holocaust is, in fact, well-presented in schools. The report noted one school where administrators had dropped the study of the Holocaust.
Karen Pollack, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust in London was quoted in the Jerusalem Post on this matter
"It is our understanding that this is not representative of the majority of schools in the UK and that the case in question was just one example brought to light by the Historical Association. However, this does not detract from the seriousness of the situation and highlights that more sufficient monitoring of how Holocaust education is taught in schools is needed."
And it in no way changes the reality that there has been a significant increase in anti-Semitic incidents, most conspicuously in Britain, where the number of violent anti-Semitic incidents reached its highest level in 2006 in the past 20 years, as more than 100 Jews were assaulted.

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