DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) May 06, 2014
Will other members of the entertainment industry join Disturbed and Device vocalist David Draiman in calling this “abhorrent”?
The Rialto Unified School District in California created an eighth-grade “Argumentative Research” assignment that instructed students to explain “whether or not you believe [the Holocaust] was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.” Students were asked to read several “credible articles,” including one that insisted, “If nothing else, this unbelievable coverup demonstrates the irrepressible Zionist influence and control of our country.”
Sounds like a “credible article,” right?
The district has announced plans to revise the disturbing assignment that was reportedly crafted “to meet Common Core standards relating to critical learning skills.”
A school district spokesperson described the assignment as an “error. ” The Times of Israel reports that Rialto police are investigating threats against district administrators.
Here’s part of the 18-page assignment: