What are community leaders saying about these accusations?
Over the years, respected religious and community leaders have voiced support for our approach to educating students and concern about the nature and tone of these attacks. See the links below for more information:
- Boston Globe article, “State Affirms School Curriculum After Protests” (11/7/2013)
- Letter from Newton Religious Leaders, 12/8/2017 (2nd letter)
- Opinion Piece in Newton Tab , Former School Committee Chair Matt Hills, 12/18/2017
- Newton Interfaith Clergy Association Facebook Statement (see Posts section), 2/8/18
- Message from School Committee, 2/21/2018
- “Newton Teachers, Students Defend History Curriculum”, 11/28/2018
- Video of School Committee Public Hearing, 11/27/2018 (Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s speech starts at 3:01:35)
- “Letter of support signed by over 400 Newton North alumni,” 11/26/2018
- “Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller: ‘I categorically reject the allegation that Newton Public Schools’ curriculum is anti-Semitic’”, 12/4/2018
- Amicus Brief in response to the 2019 lawsuit; filed by Newton Teachers Association, Newton Interfaith Clergy Association, Families Organizing for Racial Justice, Massachusetts Teachers Association, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and National Lawyers Guild MA Chapter.