US Department of Education investigating district where teacher pushed for ‘opposing views’ on the Holocaust

  • A Texas school district is being investigated for alleged racial and gender discrimination.
  • The US Department of Education is probing Carroll Independent School District, according to NBC News.
  • It’s the same district where an administrator pushed for “opposing views” on racism and the Holocaust.

The US Department of Education is investigating allegations of racial and gender discrimination at a Texas school district where an administrator pushed for teachers to feature “opposing” views of the Holocaust, NBC News reported on Wednesday.

Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, is being probed by the education department’s civil rights division in three separate investigations, the report said.

Both the Department of Education and the school district did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

The district is “fully cooperating with this process,” a district spokeswoman told NBC.

The federal investigations are the latest move that thrusts Carroll Independent School District into the spotlight.

In October, an administrator at the Texas district told teachers to balance out classroom libraries with books that have “opposing” views on topics like the Holocaust and racism.

During a training session, the district’s executive director of curriculum and instruction, Gina Peddy, reportedly told teachers to include books that have differing perspectives, and specifically cited the Holocaust as a “controversial” issue, according to NBC News.

Read the article by Jake Epstein in Business Insider Australia.