Dad sues LA school over ‘racially divisive, anti-Semitic’ curriculum
An elite non-public excessive school in LA has been sued by a dad or mum who says directors pulled off a “bait and switch” with the syllabus to push a brand new curriculum that was “racially divisive.”
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in an LA court docket, Jerome Eisenberg sued the Brentwood School for breach of contract, violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act – which protects people from discrimination by California companies – and intentional infliction of emotional misery, amongst different claims, according to media reports.
Eisenberg stated his daughter was kicked out of the $50,000 per year school after he complained about what he alleged was “anti-Semitic” discrimination on the school following a brand new curriculum put in after the May 2020 dying of George Floyd.
He stated the school held racially segregated conferences and inspired college students to deal with Jewish individuals as “oppressors’” and discriminated towards a Jewish group of oldsters.
“Everything at Brentwood radically changed after the death of George Floyd,” the lawsuit said. “‘After accepting parents’ tuition payments, Defendants Brentwood and its head of school, Michael Riera, pulled a bait-and-switch with the school’s curriculum and culture.”
Eisenberg accused the school directors of changing its conventional instructing with “an identity-based ideology of grievance, resentment, and racial divisiveness” and “started indoctrinating [students] into what to think, based on Brentwood’s preferred political fad of the moment.”
The traditional novels “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Lord of the Flies” had been dumped from his daughter’s English class and changed by Ibram X. Kendi’s “Stamped,” which Eisenberg stated included “ahistorical, racially inflammatory perspectives on this country’s history with no legitimate pedagogical purpose.”
“[The] English Department told parents that if they wanted their children to read Shakespeare or Hemingway, they should do it in their own free time,” the criticism stated.
The Brentwood School responded to the lawsuit in a press release saying: “The allegations contained in the complaint are baseless, a work of whole fiction and nothing more than a desperate attempt to embarrass the school.”
Brentwood School alumni embody Jonah Hill, Adam Levine and Jack Quaid, and oldsters of alumni embody Arnold Schwarzenegger, Reese Witherspoon and Jack Nicholson.