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  • A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history

     A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history
    Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it.
  • Holocaust writing assignment called a 'bad mark' for school district

    Holocaust writing assignment called a 'bad mark' for school district
    A controversial writing assignment that asked eighth-graders in Rialto to consider sources that contend the Holocaust never happened is a "bad mark on our record" that will be fixed, a spokeswoman for the district said. Students were asked to research...

    Unclear if teachers face discipline in Holocaust writing assignment

    Unclear if teachers face discipline in Holocaust writing assignment
    A spokeswoman for the Rialto school district, which reversed course on a controversial eighth-grade writing assignment challenging the Holocaust's historical record, said she cannot discuss whether the instructors involved will face any disciplinary...

    Rialto schools revise assignment asking whether Holocaust occurred

    The Rialto Unified School District has decided not to ask its eighth-grade students to argue whether the Holocaust happened after the assignment came under fire. The decision to revise the assignment came Monday after it drew criticism from the Anti-...

    Rialto school officials apologize for Holocaust assignment

    Rialto school officials apologize for Holocaust assignment
    What started as an eighth-grade critical-thinking writing assignment has become a source of relentless controversy for Rialto school officials, who apologized profusely and publicly this week for asking that students consider whether the Holocaust was...