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Dear Nora,
I teach English as a second language (ESL) at an adult school in the East Bay. In the last year or so, the school has purchased an expensive English-language computer/internet-based programme from Burlington English. I found out that this company is based in Tel-Aviv. I refuse to use this program and refuse to recommend it. However, I have not divulged the real reason nor my support for BDS, for fear of losing my job.

The so-called public school district has plenty of money for iPads and expensive programs, yet teachers get no raises, no tenure and are forced to work part-time so, no benefits. Burlington English represents two slaps in the face.

Is there any way that you all can spread awareness of this company pushing its products ?

Nora Barrows-Friedman

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Nora Barrows-Friedman is a staff writer and associate editor at The Electronic Intifada, and is the author of In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine (Just World Books, 2014).