An Open Letter to Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona

The Honorable Dr. Miguel Cardona, Secretary of Education

RE:  Developing and Implementing Curriculum For Students About The Perils of Antisemitism

Dear Dr. Cardona:

I am certain that you are shocked at the number of antisemitic incidents which have increased across the United States as I am.

One documented report is one too many!

These instances have a way of becoming a norm (an unhealthy one) which can leave an unfavorable impression on youth in society.  They have a way of emulating what they observe in society.

That is why I am writing to you.

Curriculum can teach about how destructive engaging in antisemitic behaviors (i.e., verbal & physical altercations, Holocaust-denying, false accusations towards members of the Jewish community [a pattern of behavior which has emerged]) become for our young people before they find themselves on a path to violence.  These behaviors cause personal injury to the targets of hate and destroy the perpetrators’ souls–humanity (before they have even started in life).  Members of the underaged population have a way of not thinking about how their behaviors have consequences.

And isn’t education about preparing students not only academically but for responsible livelihoods?

Speaking from a religious perspective, those who engage in antisemitic behaviors cannot even remotely suggest they love God.  People who engage in antisemitic behaviors are fighting against God, and that is a dangerous way to live.

I look forward to your response, and Thank You for listening!

Sincerely,

Victoria Sutton

victoriasut@gmail.com

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