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Loyalty Test in the Classroom

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The firing of civics teacher Meir Baruchin from a Rishon Letzion high school is the latest rotten fruit of the nation-state-law government, its incitement and denial of the occupation, headed by the indicted Benjamin Netanyahu. A week after the education minister revealed his dark and dangerous worldview, the firing of Baruchin proves that the informant culture and the demand for blind loyalty to the government have been trickling down.

Students, parents, teachers and principals are increasingly realizing that their ability to present a multifaceted reality is being curbed. The firing of Baruchin, an order by a local government, makes it clear to educators who consider skepticism and criticism vital tools that it’s better to shut up.

Baruchin has taught for........

© Haaretz