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Mon Jul 8, 2019, 11:55 AM

Florida principal to parent: 'Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened'

A US high school principal in Boca Raton, Florida has told a parent who inquired about the school’s educational plan for teaching the Holocaust that “not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.”

Spanish River Community High School principal William Latson in an email in April 2018 first told the parent that “the curriculum is to be introduced but not forced upon individuals as we all have the same rights but not all the same beliefs.”

The exchange of emails was first reported Friday by the Palm Beach Post, which obtained the emails through a public records request.

With about 2,500 students, the school is said to have one of the county’s largest Jewish student populations in the United States, according to the report.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/florida-principal-says-existence-of-holocaust-not-an-objective-fact/?fbclid=IwAR1sKfoVHzA6s9hFIhU1unZtar4L6xVxLAXzWSp3942005bPkCdUlr-ydT0

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Reply Florida principal to parent: 'Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened' (Original post)
Cattledog Jul 2019 OP
avebury Jul 2019 #1
silentEcho Jul 2019 #2
Gothmog Jul 2019 #3
SCantiGOP Jul 2019 #4
Eugene Jul 2019 #5

Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:06 PM

1. I wonder if the school has any pictures of Trump on the walls.

If so, I would look the Principal straight in the eyes and say - many people do not think that Trump is a legitimately elected President. Based upon you idelolgy of protecting everyone's beliefs, are you going to remove his pictures off of the walls? If he refused to do so, I would again look him straight in they eyes and say his attitude on the holocaust curriculum is nothing but BS.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:07 PM

2. That would be the purpose of academics. Clear up opinion with fact.

 

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:14 PM

3. This idiot needs to find a new profession

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 01:37 PM

4. What if some students don't believe in math?

How do we really know if 2 and 2 equals 4. Maybe it's just a liberal plot.
Education is about facts; this idiot is defending bullshit political ranting.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 07:52 PM

5. Now that principal is gone.

Florida Principal Removed After Refusing to Call Holocaust ‘Factual’ (The Daily Beast)

“It is out of an abundance of concern and respect for the students and staff of Spanish River Community High School that school district administration has decided to reassign Principal William Latson effective immediately,” the school district of Palm Beach County wrote in a statement, according to The Palm Beach Post.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/florida-principal-william-latson-removed-after-refusing-to-call-holocaust-factual

Spanish River High principal removed amid uproar over Holocaust comments (Palm Beach Post)

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20190708/spanish-river-high-principal-removed-amid-uproar-over-holocaust-comments

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