‘Passing the trash’: K-12 leaders do not remove teachers in face of rising antisemitism

Public school leaders told Congress on Wednesday that teachers and administrators who have either been responsible for antisemitic activity or ineffectual in the face of it often do not get fired from their jobs.

The leaders of three public school districts from across the country testified before a House Education and Workforce subcommittee in a hearing titled “Confronting Pervasive Antisemitism in K-12 Schools.” Despite several incidents in some of the schools, division leaders said that teachers and administrators involved had not been terminated.

“This is what passing the trash looks like in practice,” Erika Sanzi, director of outreach for Parents Defending Education, told the Washington Examiner. “Unions are the sole reason why none of these superintendents can get rid of employees who spew anti-Jewish rhetoric and lead student walkouts for Palestine. None of them were able to say
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