Parents of a Netanya junior high school are outraged at a teacher who decided show a video of actual shechita. According to one parent, her daughter has not stopped throwing up as a result. She feels the teacher acted inappropriately and did not show sensitivity to the young students by showing them a most inappropriate video.
According to the MyNet report, seventh graders at the Miriam Yellin-Stakliss Junior High School in Netanya were shown an actual video of bovine shechita.
Parents were reportedly shocked and angered over the lack of discretion by the teacher, airing a video that showed a slaughterhouse and actual shechita. The parents question if the Ministry of Education permits showing such content; the wisdom in doing so and questioning the educational value for students in seventh grade.
In response, the school administration states “The video that was aired is thought-provoking as well as promoting increased sensitivity among students while inviting them to shape their perceptions and personal values. The education system permits raising controversial issues and invites youths to experience and think about topics of public discussion taking place today”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)