Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer is now fully supportive of the dumbass jews and Deutoronomy 13 and Deutoronomy 17 .

If this woman was gay, this would be even more hilarious.

She supports a religion that hates gays (and wants to kill them), supports misogyny (sexism) and slavery. (this takes my breath away!)

I would be delighted to have a public discussion with either one of these idiots on AF/TV.

The city is now involved in a pissing contest between imaginary creatures called gods. .

She is now moving her religion into the public square.

There is no freedom OF religion without a government that is free FROM religion

It's time for each city/school official to boldly state which god they worship.

McAuliffe Charter School Hosting Community Conversation with Anti-Defamation League Dec. 17 November 25, 2019
Susan Petroni, Framingham Source Editor 508-315-7176 Framingham Source
FRAMINGHAM - The Christa McAuliffe Charter School will host a community conversation moderated by the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday, December 17.

The conversation is to build and maintain a respectful and safe community following recent incidents of anti-Semitism, racism, and bias in our schools and communities.

The forum will be moderated by Robert O. Trestan, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League and will include Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer, Marc Jacobs, CEO of Jewish Family Services of Metrowest, Kristin Harrison, Executive Director of Christa McAuliffe Charter School, Amanda Finizio, 8th Grade Humanities Teacher and Leader of the school's Anti-Racism Community Action Team, Allison Fisher, 8th Grade Humanities Teacher, and two eighth grade students.

"It has been just over a month since a couple of our students used threatening and anti-Semitic language in a social media group," said the school's executive director in a letter to parents.

The aim of the Community Conversation is to engage with the McAuliffe community to identify constructive and concrete ways in which we can build and maintain a safe and respectful community and effectively prevent and address anti-Semitism, racism, and bias.

The charter school encourages McAuliffe parents, guardians, students, faculty, trustees, alumni, and community partners to attend.

"Marc Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Services of MetroWest, has also helped me see that all of the work we do at McAuliffe on a day to day basis to teach character through crew, HOWLs, and restorative conversations set the stage for the majority of students invited into the group to either leave immediately, write a message rejecting the hateful language, or report the group to adults," said Harrison in an email to parents today, Nov. 26.

"Additionally, the way we responded to the students who engaged in the negative behavior was exactly the way we respond to other behaviors that come up: through the use of restorative practices, education, skill-building, and family engagement. The thing we put extra emphasis on this time was engaging all scholars and faculty in a restorative conversation focusing on the questions: What did you think when you realized what had happened? What impact has this incident had on you? What has been the hardest thing for you? What do you think needs to happen to make things right? Suggestions from the final question were used to build the "fix-it plan" with those who did wrong. Those who did wrong have since been engaged in implementing their fix-it plans. Education and skill-building take time, after all," wrote Harrison in her email to parents.

The forum is at 6:30 p.m. at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham.

Kristin Harrison is the Executive Director of McAuliffe Charter School

Framingham Has 'Had Enough' After Antisemitic Posts At School October 16, 2019
Neal McNamara Framingham Patch
FRAMINGHAM, MA - A Framingham Jewish temple will host an all-ages, interfaith Shabbat service on Friday in response to Framingham students using antisemitic language on social media. Meanwhile, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has issued a call for action, saying that "vigils [and] prayer services" are not enough in the face of racism.

Over the weekend, middle school-age students at Christa McAuliffe Charter School were caught using antisemitic slurs on a Snapchat group. School officials asked Framingham police to investigate.

Temple Beth Am Rabbi Sharon L. Sobel this week wrote to McAuliffe school officials to ask them to bring the Anti-Defamation League to Framingham to talk with students about antisemitism. The New England branch of the ADL accepts reports of antisemitic or racist behavior, and publicizes incidents in Massachusetts on a map.

"As the rabbi of Temple Beth Am, the Reform congregation in Framingham, I have many congregants at McAuliffe. I write to not only offer my support, but to offer an opportunity to educate students about antisemitism and racism," Sobel wrote.

In a written statement on Wednesday, Spicer issued an emphatic statement against the McAuliffe incident - and others she's witnessed.

"ENOUGH! I've had enough! You should be fed up too! I'm angry! I'm disappointed, and I'm exhausted with the constant attacks on our residents. We will not stand for this any longer!" Spicer said in a written statement on Wednesday.

"As mayor, I've responded to numerous events of racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, and antisemitism. It's not enough to have vigils, prayer services, and condolence statements. We need action!"

Spicer did not release specifics on what action the city might take. But she did say the city needs to "unacceptable behavior unacceptable."

Temple Beth Am's "Stand Up for Shabbat"event happens Oct. 18 at 7:15 p.m., Temple Beth Am, 300 Pleasant St.

Students Create 'Kill the Jews' Page; Make Slurs About Middle School Classmate October 13, 2019
Susan Petroni, Framingham Source Editor 508-315-7176 Framingham Source
First posted at 8:45 p.m. Last updated at 10:13 p.m. with statement from the Christa McAuliffe Charter School. In full transparency, the Charter School is an advertiser with SOURCE.

Kristin Harrison is the Executive Director of McAuliffe Charter School.

FRAMINGHAM - MetroWest students created a "Kill the Jews" page though social media, recently.

Last night, a Christa McAuliffe Charter School student received a request to join the "Kill the Jews" page and reported it to her parents.

Her mother has since reported it to the school and to the police. A police officer was at the Framingham family's house this morning, October 13.

Editor's Note: The family contacted SOURCE this afternoon. SOURCE has chosen not to identify the family, who contacted the news outlet, and chosen, also not to identify the two boys involved with the Kill the Jews page. SOURCE is a news outlet and does report on hate crimes.

"We are very upset by this and take this threat seriously," said the mom to SOURCE. "I just want to educate children and adults on this hoping we can put an end to this type of behavior ASAP."

"This should be taken as a serious threat," said the mom, who is Jewish.

Screenshots of the group chat show two boys (who use their first and last name) using swear words and derogatory words against Jewish individuals.

One boy types "(name) you're a (K-word)."

Another boy responds "release the gas."

The first boy then responds "F%&*ing k*#@ VSCO girl"

SOURCE contacted the Christa McAuliffe Charter School for comment.

"This evening I and other McAuliffe leaders became aware of anti-Semitic social media activity involving McAuliffe students," said Christa McAuliffe Executive Director Kristin Harrison to SOURCE. "As soon as we found out, we reached out to Framingham Police, and have been told there's an investigation underway."

"We will be in touch with the McCauliffe community as we learn more about this incident," said Harrison.

"Needless to say, our community does not tolerate this type of behavior," said Harrison.

This is a reminder for parents to be aware of their child's social media presence. And to talk to their kids, about reporting an incident like this to an adult.

McAuliffe School Director: 'Hate Speech' Will Not Be Tolerated October 15, 2019
Susan Petroni, Framingham Source Editor 508-315-7176 Framingham Source
FRAMINGHAM - Over the holiday weekend, it was discovered that MetroWest students at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School had create a group called "Kill the Jews" and were engaging in anti-semitic and hate speech.

Another student at the middle school was invited into the group, was offended by the anti-semitic statements and reported it to her parent. The parent-reported it to school leaders and the police.

Police are investigating, and the school is taking action.

Today, October 15 classes resumed at the middle school in Framingham.

"This morning Tony Fratantonio, Culture and Character Coach, Drew Rosenshine, Dean of Students, and I facilitated sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade level meetings," said Executive Director Kristin Harrison.

There were a few purposes to these meetings:

  1. inform students about the harmful messages sent by members of the McAuliffe community to other members of our community on a social media platform

  2. create space for students and faculty to ask questions and to receive responses from school leaders

  3. empower our community to talk about this and any other bias incidents, and begin to consider ways to take a stand against hatred and build the most trusting, safe, and inclusive community that we can.

"After sharing a summary of the incident, we let students know that the school's response to Level 3 behaviors most typically includes students spending some time outside of the community and engaging in important restorative work in order to show that they are prepared to rejoin the community as safe contributors. We assured students that safety is a top priority and that students will not be allowed to rejoin the community unless school officials are confident that they are ready to do so," said Harrison in an email to parents tonight.

"We also reiterated that hate speech and biased, derogatory language are not tolerated at McAuliffe and that threats made to members of our community are taken very seriously, even when the claim is that an individual was 'just joking'," said Harrison.

Students had the opportunity to ask questions, said Harrison.

They asked:

Q: How many students were in the group chat? A: About eight as far as we can tell.
Q: How did the school find out about it? A: Upstanders alerted school leaders over the weekend.
Q: Are the students at school today? A: The school started implementing the discipline protocol over the weekend to provide as prompt a response as possible. We are actively working with the families involved.

Students also asked probing questions, too, explained Harrison.

Q: Why did the school get involved if this happened over the weekend? A: When something happens outside of school hours or offsite that negatively impacts McAuliffe students, the school is responsible for getting involved, especially in this case where McAuliffe students were using threatening language impacting other McAuliffe students. Students feeling unsafe around peers who do something outside of school affect the school community. By law, it is the school's responsibility to respond and follow our bullying, harassment, and discipline policies and protocols.

Q: We get it that this is really bad, so why do we need to continue to talk about it and spend more time later in the week talking about this and related topics in crew? A: My response summarized the following guidance from Teaching Tolerance that I shared with families last night: "Bias-based incidents are ripe occasions for education. Fear and ignorance often are at least partially to blame for this type of incident. This crisis is an opportunity to teach about culture and race, to help guide students to a deeper understanding that our diversity is a powerful force for good, binding us by our common humanity."

Q: Why did they do this? A: That is a really good question. I don't know, but part of what happens during the restorative process is we work with the students involved - those who initiated the behavior and those impacted - to ask the following types of questions and listen to responses: What happened? What did you think about when you realized what had happened? What were you thinking about at the time? What have you been thinking about since? What impact has this incident had on you and others? What do you think needs to happen to make things right? What do you need to do to make things right?

Q: How can we help? What can we do as students? A: These are exactly the questions we want our students and community asking and responding to together. There's not one single thing to do. We want to empower students to think about what it can look like to be active upstanders and to share ideas. If students have ideas and want to be a student leader in this important work, we asked that they email Ms. Harrison, Mr. Rosenshine, and Mr. Fratantonio as well as their grade level counselor. We'll also have resources from the Antidefamation League and Teaching Tolerance that crew leaders can use to continue to engage our community in small group discussions and action planning.

"We closed the grade level meetings reminding students that they are welcome to meet with counselors and to talk with trusted adults in the community, especially if a student is not feeling safe. Additionally, we reiterated that this sort of incident is a reminder of the importance of our goal to develop the skills to be upstanders who contribute to building a better world," said Harrison.

Parents were told of next steps:

  1. Bob Berman, Chair of the Board of Trustees and I will be meeting with community leaders, including interfaith clergy, representatives from the Framingham Public School's superintendent's office, and representatives from Mayor Spicer's office to plan for a broader community response.

  2. McAuliffe will continue to work with the Anti Defamation League to plan a community forum or peer-to-peer facilitated education session(s) about anti-semitism, anti-racism, and bias. These can be structured for students, families, and faculty.

  3. Rabbi Sobel of Temple Beth Am has invited our community to attend a musical interfaith service called "Stand Up for Shabbat: A Musical, Interfaith Shabbat of Solidarity, Pride, and Unity" at Temple Beth Am on Friday, October 18, 7:15 PM.

  4. McAuliffe's Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, October 29 with an agenda that includes a discussion of the recent events. This is an open meeting that includes public comment; parents, guardians, and other community members are welcome to attend.

"I appreciate the many supportive messages the school has received from families and appreciate families taking the time to talk with their children. Thank you for your ongoing support and participation in our work to build a community of upstanders who make the world a better place. I hope to see you on Friday night at Temple Beth Am," concluded Harrison's email to parents.

Students at the Christa McAulliffe Charter School coming from several MetroWest Communities, not just Framingham.

The first question I have is:

What religion does Christa McAuliffe Executive Director Kristin Harrison belong to? Is she jewish or muslim or christian?

"F%&*ing k*#@ VSCO girl" translates to "Fucking kike VSCO girl".

VSCO is a photo-editing app.

This is better than being called a bitch

Please do not use the term anti-semetic and just say anti-jewish.

As a hard core atheist, I have no problems with being very anti-jewish. Why? The answer is in Deutoronomy 13, in the Torah (the inerrant word of God). This nice little story, carefully crafted by Yahweh states very clearly and unambiguously that the followers of Yahweh (Jehovah) should kill the disbelievers and even more so, the unbelievers. As an militant atheist, I am an unbeliever (of no faith), whereas these children are disbelievers (of a different faith). In essence, the Torah is really a book of hatred.

The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter. See Surah 5:33 and Surah 6:93 as an example.

I've always been humored by the Framingham police compliance checks made 3-4 times a day to jewish and muslim places of worship, the real haters. I fail to understand why these churches, mosques or temples should be offered any police protection given that they do not pay taxes. Should we also offer snow plowing services? How about lawn service?

But, this is Framingham.

Every religious thought, every sacred text, every holy scripture, every prophet and every divine revelation initially derives from a false assertion that there exists one scrawny little god. I'm now 70 years old and have not seen one. Have you? Let me know.

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