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Re: “How a Little Jewish Day School in Durham Became Embroiled in an International Controversy

I was directed to this story because I have dual U.S. and Israel citizenship, and I live in Durham.

First of all, I fully trust the statement by Dr. Jonathan Lovins, that anti-Israel rhetoric is not present in the Lerner School curriculum.

If I still had school-age children, particularly preschool, I might want to enroll them in this school, because I've heard it is an excellent program. However, I am personally more troubled by this: "...that May [2014], Lerner announced that it would be opening its preschool—though not its elementary school—to children of all faiths."

I infer from this statement that a child must be of some faith in order to be a student. Isn't there room for Secular Humanism in their world? To imply that everyone has faith is blatant disregard for approximately one-quarter of the U.S. population, mostly intellectual and highly educated, that openly admits to not believing in a higher power, and the many more who are not willing to admit it publicly for fear of a backlash. Is this the message of "tolerance" they want to convey? Wouldn't it be more fair and just to open it to all children?

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Posted by Greta Sanders Dorfman on 06/16/2016 at 9:25 AM

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