Los Angeles’ prestigious high school is being sued by a parent for its alleged ‘racist, anti-Semitic’ curriculum – and will soon face more charges, the parent’s lawyer claims.
Prominent graduates of Brentwood School, K-12 Private, include Jonah Hill, Adam Levine and Jack Quaid, and alumni parents include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Reese Witherspoon and Jack Nicholson.
In a lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, the Jewish parent of a former $ 8,000-year-old former student at the $ 50,000-a-year school said the girl was banned after complaining about alleged anti-Semitic allegations in her new curriculum. woke laid the death of George Floyd.
The school says the allegations are ‘baseless’ and ‘the work of a whole painful story’.
A parent whose daughter attended Brentwood School, a private K-12 school, is charged after being expelled from $ 50,000 a year, pictured above.
A parent, Jerome Eisenberg claims a new revised curriculum came after George Floyd’s death which included student charts so they could ‘oppose racism’.
Eisenberg claims the ‘awakened’ changes were made secretly after the school was ready to collect its high-cost tuition.
A frustrated father Jerome Eisenberg is suing the school for breach of contract, violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act – which protects people against discrimination by California businesses – and intentionally causing emotional distress, among other allegations.
The news of the opening of the case was first published by LA The Ankler website.
Eisenberg said he was pleased with the school until the summer of 2020, when the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer led to an ideological adjustment to the school’s policies and teachings.
He accused the school of holding racist rallies, urging students to treat Jews as ‘oppressors’, and to discriminate against Jewish parents.
“Everything in Brentwood changed dramatically after the death of George Floyd,” the case said.
‘After agreeing to pay the parental fees, Defendants Brentwood and his principal, Michael Riera, pulled the bait-and-change curriculum and school culture.’
The typical English literature To Kill a Mockingbird by the Lord of the Flies was common in the syllabus.
The text has been modified by Ibram X. Kendi, which Eisenberg said included ‘historical, racist views in the history of this country without a legitimate educational purpose.’
Eisenberg claimed that the school changed its cultural teaching and adopted an ‘ideology based on the identity of grievances, hatred and racial divisions’ and’ began teaching. [students] within the imagination, based on Brentwood’s current political style. ‘
In a girl’s literary class, To Kill a Mockingbird and the Lord of the Flies was replaced by Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped, which Eisenberg said included ‘historical, racist views in the history of this country without legitimate pedagogical purposes. ‘
‘[The] The English department told parents that if they wanted their children to study Shakespeare or Hemingway, they should do so on their own time, ‘the legal complaint stated.
The changes were made secretly and ‘barred from parents’, Eisenberg claimed, while Jewish parents were ‘barred from participating in school policy-making decisions’ over allegations of ‘school anti-Semitism’ claims.
A source close to the dispute told DailyMail.com that 40% of Brentwood students were Jewish and claimed that Eisenberg was in a small group of dissatisfied parents.
‘Curriculum changes have not affected interest in Brentwood. In fact, more people are willing to come to Brentwood than ever before, “the source said.
A parent at the school, who also requested anonymity, said: ‘Only a few parents have a problem with curriculum change. Students in general, including mine, have no problem with it. ‘
The parent said they did not trust Eisenberg, after discovering he had earlier fraud charges dating back to the 1990s.
According to a 1993 LA Times article, Eisenberg and his real estate client were sued for rising real estate prices on loan transactions and allowed them to earn $ 6 million.
According to federal court records, Eisenberg, a former attorney, pleaded guilty to letter fraud and bank fraud in 2000, was sentenced to one year in prison and resigned from a California bar.
Eisenberg’s lawyer claimed that the angry father was the first in a growing number of parents to adhere to legal action against the school.
“I can tell you the truth that there are several parents who support what Jerry does,” attorney David Pivorak told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview. ‘Jerome Eisenberg by far is not the only one in this.’
He added that other parents approached him for representation, and that it was ‘not out of the question’ that Eisenberg’s complaint would be a class action case.
Pivorak added that the girl’s removal from Brentwood School had ‘been frustrating’ for her.
‘For a person his age, 13 or 14, it is shocking and very painful, because you are no longer with your friends. You need to reorganize your life. It’s hard to make new friends, especially for a little girl, ‘she said.
‘When you are suddenly pulled away from [your community] because your school decides to discriminate against you and exclude your group, and you get punished for that, it’s a shocking thing. ‘
Pivorak said he believes parents are afraid to speak out against the new curriculum that has been raised for fear of being ‘canceled’.
“You have a lot of unhappy parents who, in the ongoing LA, are afraid to stand up and oppose these things,” he said.
“For the culture of canceling that has been rampant throughout the country, standing up against the rising regime is like having a red letter on your forehead. You are isolated from your group of friends, isolated from society at large.
‘Not only are they afraid of losing their social status, but they are also afraid of what will happen to their children, their college enrollment letters and their ability to move on in life.’
According to federal court records, Eisenberg, a former attorney, pleaded guilty to letter fraud and bank fraud in 2000, was sentenced to one year in prison and resigned from a California bar, pictured above.
In his case, shown above, Eisenberg claimed the headmaster had told him ‘a new world order’ was coming and that if the Defendants failed to arrest the students at this time the opportunity could be lost forwards. ‘
In his case, Eisenberg claimed that the headmaster had told him that a ‘new world order’ was coming and that if the Defendants failed to arrest the students at this time the chance could be lost.
As part of discussions on school reform, ‘solidarity groups’ were formed by parents, students and community members bound by ‘shared cultures, races, or other identities’ to influence Brentwood’s policy, according to the legal document.
The father said the Jewish solidarity group was ‘deliberately blocked’, ‘stoned’ and treated differently from other groups.
He claimed that discrimination was part of a new ideology taught at the school, which treated the Jews as ‘oppressive’ because of their ‘white supremacy’ while ‘disregarding the treatment of Jews throughout the world throughout recorded history.’
‘Young students were also given a chart called’ How am I addressing White Supremacy ‘which accuses them of’ racism ‘and’ anti-blackness ‘based on the color of their skin,’ the Eisenberg case said.
‘Teachers also began to openly harass students who did not adhere to their political beliefs.’
Last year the school was accused of holding racially segregated meetings, with the term ‘white faculty’ and ‘white parents and families’ and other ‘black faculty’ faculties and ‘black parents and families’.
Eisenberg claimed that when he called the school on the grounds of discrimination, his daughter was punished.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, a Brentwood spokesman said: “The allegations contained in the complaint are baseless, merely fabricated and nothing more than a desperate attempt to embarrass the school. The school’s principal, Mike Riera, is pictured above.
‘Sir. Eisenberg urged the defendants to stop racism and restore the anti-racism policies they promised to maintain once they entered into their agreement, ‘his lawyer David Pivtorak wrote in the legal complaint.
‘Defendant Riera answered Mr. Eisenberg for withdrawing JE’s invitation to return to Brentwood for 9th grade and threatened to expel him from school immediately unless Mr. Eisenberg promised to remain silent about the brutal discrimination of the accused.
‘Sir. Eisenberg had no choice but to accept Riera’s allegations of extortion in order to protect her daughter’s future. ‘Although JE was allowed to finish her 8th grade in Brentwood, Riera canceled her 9th grade return school application. As a result, JE was denied access to school by friends she loved and the community she knew.’
In a statement to DailyMail.com, a Brentwood spokesman said: “The allegations contained in the complaint are baseless, a mere figment of the imagination and nothing more than a desperate attempt to embarrass the school.
‘The plaintiff’s arguments are not supported by the facts and we hope to prove it in court.’