I attended Evanston Township High School, once considered one of the top public high schools in the country, many decades ago. The main problem then was size (Evanston had only one public high school, with about 5,000 students) and racism. About one-fifth of Evanston’s population, and a similar proportion of the school’s students, was black, but few if any students of color were in college-track classes (I can’t remember any in mine), and this elite school had no swimming pool. As a result of Liz Rose’s article I started thinking about language classes; if Russian had been offered then (it probably wasn’t), what would my parents have said if I told them that every teacher who taught Russian was required to promote acceptance of the Soviet system of government? Those who taught Chinese, of the Chinese system? and that students who refused to buy this line felt uncomfortable asking questions in class, made no friends, and dropped out? Furthermore, that the Russian and Chinese classes were supported by pro-Soviet and pro-Communist Chinese organizations? You can imagine the furor this would have caused during those cold war years. How is the question of Hebrew classes different?