Summary: High school students in Massachusetts, during a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting, raised concerns about a rise in antisemitic incidents in schools. Sarah, a student from Holliston High School, detailed instances of Nazi salutes and offensive comments, urging the board to prioritize Holocaust education in the curriculum. Commissioner Jeff Riley acknowledged the troubling increase in antisemitism and clarified that both antisemitism and the Holocaust are already part of the state’s history frameworks. The article highlighted Massachusetts’ high rates of antisemitic incidents and hate crimes in 2022. The board expressed a commitment to addressing the issue and ensuring comprehensive education about the Holocaust in schools.

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