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Oct 15 - TX district tells teachers to balance Holocaust books with 'opposing' views
 

 
SOUTHLAKE, Texas — A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective, according to an audio recording obtained by NBC News.

Gina Peddy, the Carroll school district’s executive director of curriculum and instruction, made the comment Friday afternoon during a training session on which books teachers can have in classroom libraries. The training came four days after the Carroll school board, responding to a parent’s complaint, voted to reprimand a fourth grade teacher who had kept an anti-racism book in her classroom.

A Carroll staff member secretly recorded the Friday training and shared the audio with NBC News.

“Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979,” Peddy said in the recording, referring to a new Texas law that requires teachers to present multiple perspectives when discussing “widely debated and currently controversial” issues. “And make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust,” Peddy continued, “that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”

“How do you oppose the Holocaust?” one teacher said in response.

“Believe me,” Peddy said. “That’s come up.”

Another teacher wondered aloud if she would have to pull down “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry, or other historical novels that tell the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of victims. It’s not clear if Peddy heard the question in the commotion or if she answered.

Peddy did not respond to messages requesting comment. In a written response to a question about Peddy’s remarks, Carroll spokeswoman Karen Fitzgerald said the district is trying to help teachers comply with the new state law and an updated version that will go into effect in December, Texas Senate Bill 3.

“Our district recognizes that all Texas teachers are in a precarious position with the latest legal requirements,” Fitzgerald wrote, noting that the district’s interpretation of the new Texas law requires teachers to provide balanced perspectives not just during classroom instruction, but in the books that are available to students in class during free time. “Our purpose is to support our teachers in ensuring they have all of the professional development, resources and materials needed. Our district has not and will not mandate books be removed nor will we mandate that classroom libraries be unavailable.”

Fitzgerald said that teachers who are unsure about a specific book “should visit with their campus principal, campus team and curriculum coordinators about appropriate next steps.”

Clay Robison, a spokesman for the Texas State Teachers a*sociation, a union representing educators, said there’s nothing in the new Texas law explicitly dealing with classroom libraries. Robison said the book guidelines at Carroll, a suburban school district near Fort Worth, are an “overreaction” and a “misinterpretation” of the law. Three other Texas education policy experts agreed.

“We find it reprehensible for an educator to require a Holocaust denier to get equal treatment with the facts of history,” Robison said. “That’s absurd. It’s worse than absurd. And this law does not require it.”

State Sen. Bryan Hughes, an East Texas Republican who wrote Senate Bill 3, denied that the law requires teachers to provide opposing views on what he called matters of “good and evil” or to get rid of books that offer only one perspective on the Holocaust.

“That’s not what the bill says,” Hughes said in an interview Wednesday when asked about the Carroll book guidelines. “I’m glad we can have this discussion to help elucidate what the bill says, because that’s not what the bill says.”

Six Carroll teachers — including four who were in the room to hear Peddy’s remarks — spoke to NBC News on the condition of anonymity, worried that they would be punished for discussing their concerns publicly. They said district leaders have sent mixed messages about which books are appropriate in classrooms and what actions they should be taking.

“Teachers are literally afraid that we’re going to be punished for having books in our classes,” an elementary school teacher said. “There are no children’s books that show the ‘opposing perspective’ of the Holocaust or the ‘opposing perspective’ of slavery. Are we supposed to get rid of all of the books on those subjects?”

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After this article was published, Carroll ISD posted a statement on Facebook from Superintendent Lane Ledbetter saying that Peddy’s advice to teachers was “in no way to convey that the Holocaust was anything less than a terrible event in history.”

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 1 month ago '08        #2
stlcardinals19 
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This "provide an opposing viewpoint" horsesh*t was targeted against slavery in the US, specifically how slavery helped shape Texas, and now it's bleeding into other atrocities against other groups of people. Texas once again showing why the lone star on the flag is actually a review rating
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 1 month ago '21        #3
MacJokerJones 
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fu*k texASS. Queers and steers. The only sh*t coming from texASS
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 1 month ago '21        #4
RagnarRogers225 
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Well once it was okay not to teach slavery why stop
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 1 month ago '11        #5
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x40 OP
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 RagnarRogers225 said
Well once it was okay not to teach slavery why stop
do you mean "workers"


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 1 month ago '11        #6
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x40 OP
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 stlcardinals19 said
This "provide an opposing viewpoint" horsesh*t was targeted against slavery in the US, specifically how slavery helped shape Texas, and now it's bleeding into other atrocities against other groups of people. Texas once again showing why the lone star on the flag is actually a review rating
the same people are making the argument taking down statues is destroying history
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 1 month ago '18        #7
Lord God  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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 Sin said
the same people are making the argument taking down statues is destroying history
They make it so easy.
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 1 month ago '17        #8
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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sh*t gonna be crazy when in 50 years, they gon have to do the same for y’all dudes pushing the vax
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 1 month ago '21        #9
RagnarRogers225 
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 Sin said
do you mean "workers"


Lmao foh I know that’s not in school books and why the fu*k do white people think all black people come from Africa
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 1 month ago '07        #10
Damagegadget  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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But but their not racist
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 1 month ago '17        #11
lucifershammer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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So they going to have to stock up on Holocaust denier pamphlets? LOL!

Flatter earth and creationist unite
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 1 month ago '19        #12
aaf192020  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Opposing views:




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 1 month ago '11        #13
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x40 OP
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 RagnarRogers225 said
Lmao foh I know that’s not in school books and why the fu*k do white people think all black people come from Africa
They apologized later


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 1 month ago '07        #14
Damagegadget  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Sin said
They apologized later


America apologized for it to yet we are here.
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 1 month ago '09        #15
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x72
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 Damagegadget said
But but their not racist

State Sen. Bryan Hughes, an East Texas Republican who wrote Senate Bill 3, denied that the law requires teachers to provide opposing views on what he called matters of “good and evil” or to get rid of books that offer only one perspective on the Holocaust.






hes the dude who wrote the bill
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 1 month ago '18        #16
ordoabchao 
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Backwards a*s Texas actually got something right for once....
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 1 month ago '12        #17
Gramz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x48
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The GOP has truly lost their fu*king minds.
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 1 month ago '07        #18
240ka  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Gramz said
The GOP has truly lost their fu*king minds.
Just like they're on the wrong side of the covid issue but people are too stupid to realize their only tactic is f*ghting culture wars


Last edited by 240ka; 10-15-2021 at 08:57 PM..
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 1 month ago '09        #19
chocthund33 
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It's so much more going on in these schools that don't even make the news.. being a teacher out here on texas with these parents writing petitions or going to the school board is getting ridiculous
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 1 month ago '05        #20
Rockstar718 
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 RagnarRogers225 said
Lmao foh I know that’s not in school books and why the fu*k do white people think all black people come from Africa
It actually is in school books



This article is from Texas in 2015.

They called slaved immigrants, workers and said they were happy in various textbooks in Texas and other states.
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 1 month ago '05        #21
Rockstar718 
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 Sin said
SOUTHLAKE, Texas — A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective, according to an audio recording obtained by NBC News.

Gina Peddy, the Carroll school district’s executive director of curriculum and instruction, made the comment Friday afternoon during a training session on which books teachers can have in classroom libraries. The training came four days after the Carroll school board, responding to a parent’s complaint, voted to reprimand a fourth grade teacher who had kept an anti-racism book in her classroom.

A Carroll staff member secretly recorded the Friday training and shared the audio with NBC News.

“Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979,” Peddy said in the recording, referring to a new Texas law that requires teachers to present multiple perspectives when discussing “widely debated and currently controversial” issues. “And make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust,” Peddy continued, “that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”

“How do you oppose the Holocaust?” one teacher said in response.

“Believe me,” Peddy said. “That’s come up.”

Another teacher wondered aloud if she would have to pull down “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry, or other historical novels that tell the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of victims. It’s not clear if Peddy heard the question in the commotion or if she answered.

Peddy did not respond to messages requesting comment. In a written response to a question about Peddy’s remarks, Carroll spokeswoman Karen Fitzgerald said the district is trying to help teachers comply with the new state law and an updated version that will go into effect in December, Texas Senate Bill 3.

“Our district recognizes that all Texas teachers are in a precarious position with the latest legal requirements,” Fitzgerald wrote, noting that the district’s interpretation of the new Texas law requires teachers to provide balanced perspectives not just during classroom instruction, but in the books that are available to students in class during free time. “Our purpose is to support our teachers in ensuring they have all of the professional development, resources and materials needed. Our district has not and will not mandate books be removed nor will we mandate that classroom libraries be unavailable.”

Fitzgerald said that teachers who are unsure about a specific book “should visit with their campus principal, campus team and curriculum coordinators about appropriate next steps.”

Clay Robison, a spokesman for the Texas State Teachers a*sociation, a union representing educators, said there’s nothing in the new Texas law explicitly dealing with classroom libraries. Robison said the book guidelines at Carroll, a suburban school district near Fort Worth, are an “overreaction” and a “misinterpretation” of the law. Three other Texas education policy experts agreed.

“We find it reprehensible for an educator to require a Holocaust denier to get equal treatment with the facts of history,” Robison said. “That’s absurd. It’s worse than absurd. And this law does not require it.”

State Sen. Bryan Hughes, an East Texas Republican who wrote Senate Bill 3, denied that the law requires teachers to provide opposing views on what he called matters of “good and evil” or to get rid of books that offer only one perspective on the Holocaust.

“That’s not what the bill says,” Hughes said in an interview Wednesday when asked about the Carroll book guidelines. “I’m glad we can have this discussion to help elucidate what the bill says, because that’s not what the bill says.”

Six Carroll teachers — including four who were in the room to hear Peddy’s remarks — spoke to NBC News on the condition of anonymity, worried that they would be punished for discussing their concerns publicly. They said district leaders have sent mixed messages about which books are appropriate in classrooms and what actions they should be taking.

“Teachers are literally afraid that we’re going to be punished for having books in our classes,” an elementary school teacher said. “There are no children’s books that show the ‘opposing perspective’ of the Holocaust or the ‘opposing perspective’ of slavery. Are we supposed to get rid of all of the books on those subjects?”




After this article was published, Carroll ISD posted a statement on Facebook from Superintendent Lane Ledbetter saying that Peddy’s advice to teachers was “in no way to convey that the Holocaust was anything less than a terrible event in history.”


I hope his a*s wants Critical Race Theory in schools too since he wants opposing viewpoints. It's good to get varied perspectives of history you know
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 1 month ago '17        #22
92baby 
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 MacJokerJones said
fu*k texASS. Queers and steers. The only sh*t coming from texASS
Your mother
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 1 month ago '16        #23
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x53
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holocaust is critical race theory convertee sonsonson

 1 month ago '16        #24
Stryder 
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 stlcardinals19 said
This "provide an opposing viewpoint" horsesh*t was targeted against slavery in the US, specifically how slavery helped shape Texas, and now it's bleeding into other atrocities against other groups of people. Texas once again showing why the lone star on the flag is actually a review rating
But with all that Jew money tied to politics there will be outrage with this
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 1 month ago '07        #25
Damagegadget  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 messy marv stan said
State Sen. Bryan Hughes, an East Texas Republican who wrote Senate Bill 3, denied that the law requires teachers to provide opposing views on what he called matters of “good and evil” or to get rid of books that offer only one perspective on the Holocaust.






hes the dude who wrote the bill
Let them add views of good and evil on the state of Tejas history.. Columbus.. oh why not the day of Christmas they hold dear .. and thanksgiving while they mad at indigenous day but want to feast with them next month
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