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Texas likely to expand ethnic studies curriculum with African American history course

December 3, 2019

While more states are implementing ethnic studies curricula as part of a growing effort around inclusivity and diversity in education, some face an uphill battle with opposing views over what can be politically charged topics.

California, for example, is notably struggling with an ethnic studies curriculum that was accused of being anti-Semitic. The intention was to develop curriculum that encouraged cultural sensitivity, allowed districts to tailor courses for their communities while remaining within the state’s history and social studies standards, and encouraged critical thinking and student empowerment.

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