Education is not the same as it was when I left it a few years ago.
Have you heard about a principal in Florida? The story has not received much attention in the news.
A principal of a high school on Boca Raton, Florida, had an email exchange with a parent who asked if the Holocaust was taught in school. You need to know that Boca Raton is a wealthy area with a large population of Jewish citizens. Principal William Latson told the parent, " Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened."
I don't even know what to say about this.
I know there are Holocaust deniers, and I also know that you can find lots of articles on the Internet that say the Holocaust never happened. I am aware that when The Holocaust was happening, The New York Times refused to acknowledge and report the carnage and murder in their paper, so Americans were not informed about the atrocities as they occurred. (Here is the link to that story. https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/10903 )
But for an educator to tell a parent this statement:"Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened and you have your thoughts but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs so they will react differently," I just don't know what to say.
Administrators are educational leaders and role models for students. To say that I am shocked and disappointed by his statement that "Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened" does not describe my disbelief.
Although the principal was reassigned after the email exchange, according to newspaper articles, he was not disciplined.
I have had enough of the political correctness and the rewriting of history. Saying it isn't so does not make history disappear. I will not forget the 6 million victims.
End of rant.
Here is a link to the story: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/principal-removed-over-holocaust-comments_n_5d24baebe4b0583e482801a9
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