Consider this to be follow up on a story I reported on Saturday, namely that a teacher at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School presented the swastika as a symbol of peace.
Apparently, parents of the schoolchildren have made so much of a ruckus that the school administration is going to offer a public apology. Since I had doubted the parents' ability to do so, I am heartened to see that I was apparently wrong.
The New York Post has the story:
Administrators at an elite Bronx private school plan to hold an assembly to apologize to students for telling them swastikas were primarily symbols of peace.
Parents said Monday that officials at Ethical Culture Fieldston School sent emails over the weekend mentioning how The Post revealed that at least eight swastikas had been drawn across the campus— and that a student scrawled, “Hitler rocks!” on the cover of a notebook.
Administrators are also now considering adjusting the curriculum at the $45,100-a-year school to be more sensitive, a parent said.
Whoops… perhaps I spoke to soon. What is this “more sensitive” thing? Are the students going to be taught to be more sensitive to those who hate Jews? Will they learn that the swastika was only secondarily a symbol of peace? Will they learn what their college brethren now know, that you do well not to object to the anti-Semitic rantings of the group called Students for Justice in Palestine?
In any event, the story keeps unfolding. We will see whether the school administration attacks the increasing anti-Semitism in America’s schools or whether it tells everyone to be more sensitive about to the concerns of Palestinian terrorists.
And will the school fire the teacher who said that the swastika was a symbol of peace? That will show good sense. Don’t hold your breath.