From the Washington Post:

Typically slow to change, academia kicked into high gear to develop new programs after Sept. 11. The University of California at Los Angeles unveiled 50 noncredit seminars on topics from “National Security in the 21st Century” to “Poetry and Loss,” while Washington State University drafted a proposal for a master’s degree in emergency management. Gaithersburg High School announced plans to become the only high school in Maryland to offer Arabic this fall, and several District schools are adopting a curriculum on terrorism.(…) That kind of open-mindedness characterizes much of the Sept. 11 course work. It’s a far cry from the curriculum shakeups of World War II, when educators yanked Wagner, Goethe and German language instruction from classrooms. Today’s academics are vigorously trying to promote understanding of other cultures, including those of the terrorists.

Schools Translate Terror into Curriculum Changes

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