A Minnesota social studies teacher recently emphasized in word and deed that radical leftism and anti-Semitism don’t just occur in universities – that the problem could be just as serious, with the potential to get worse, in American K-12 schools.
Despite her multiple criminal convictions and her apologetics for Hamas terror, Meredith Aby-Keirstead is reportedly one
Teacher at Kennedy High School in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington. she is also listed Employee as trainer of the Minnesota Urban Debate League at the University of Augsburg.
On October 21, Aby-Keirstead joined a group of fellow travelers
Marxist-Leninist event They celebrate bloody socialist revolutions. This year the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, for which the not really The Kennedy High School teacher is an organizer and wanted to focus on glorifying the Chinese Communist Party and denigrating the United States. reported the Washington Free Beacon.
Aby Keirstead took the opportunity to do more than praise Mao Zedong, a dictator in charge for a year estimated 65 million Chinese deaths. While other FRSO panelists reportedly peddled revisionist history and advocated various left-wing policies, the social studies teacher emphasized that FRSO’s support for Palestinian “freedom fighters” was unconditional.
The FRSO clarified last month, while the bodies of Israeli civilians were still being recovered, that by “freedom fighters” it necessarily meant Hamas.
On October 9th, the group released the following
opinion“The Palestinian resistance deals a serious blow to the Israeli apartheid state. The decades of oppression, humiliation and callous cruelty of the occupiers of Palestine are being responded to in the only language the oppressors truly understand. … The Palestinian resistance has arrived with bulldozers removing the barbed wire and using motorized hang gliders to cross the barrier. This is a good turn of events, and everyone who longs for justice must stand with the Palestinian resistance. It’s the right thing to do.”
The group added: “The Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and so many others represent the aspirations of a free people, the Palestinians, who insist on this End of the occupation. The Freedom Road Socialist Organization rejects the idea that freedom fighters are “terrorists.” We are proud to stand with the resistance.”
The FRSO also threatened: “Israel exists on stolen land and borrowed time.”
Aby-Keirstead was reported to have said at the Oct. 21 event: “When I hear people calling for a full ceasefire, I think, ‘No, that’s not quite right.'” Because all we want is one Side stops fighting.”
The Kennedy High School teacher ended her remarks with a chant signaling the destruction of Israel.
Aby-Keirstead, also a member of the Anti-War Committee, has long demonized Israel, even going so far as to do so
circulate a comparison of the Russian attack on Ukraine to the Jewish nation’s security measures against Hamas.
The social studies teacher was arrested and convicted of trespassing in both 2002 and 2010. She was also reportedly arrested along with her 14-year-old daughter
protest Help for Israel last Wednesday in front of Rep. Betty McCollum’s office in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In addition to teaching high school government courses, Aby-Keirstead announced earlier this year that she would teach economics to children through Bloomington Public Schools’ New Code Academy.
Introducing your teacher – Meredith Aby – KeirsteadYoutube
The Free Beacon noted that neither Aby-Keirstead nor the high school responded to its request for comment, emphasizing that the FRSO radical’s comments indicate that “American K-12 schools are not immune to the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric are.”
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