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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

URGENT & LOCAL

Way too close to home
My son is a senior in private high school here in Boulder, Colorado. His Spanish teacher has written a play in Spanish to be performed by the students. Here is some of the dialogue:


"What is the latest news?"

"They still haven't found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and they've already spent $600 million in looking for them."

"Of course not! The U.S. government lied to the Americans and the world."

"At least they destroyed Saddam's regime."

"They should do the same to this idiot Bush who is going to have the whole world be in danger."

"How can you say this [while we are] fighting for peace in Israel and Palestine?"

"They are giving more than $10 million a day to Israel, 365 days a year. He is not interested in peace. He is supporting terrorism."
Three out of the four students he assigned to perform this play are Jewish. I guess our son was not chosen to perform as his Zionist beliefs are well known. This teacher frequently spends [Spanish] class time holding forth on his anti-war, anti-Bush, anti-Israel politics. My son has walked out on this before.

He's not going to Spanish class tomorrow. We have a meeting with the teacher at 8 a.m.

More soon.