New guidelines in California’s public schools have been announced to include major and important milestones of LGBTI Americans.
The new class guidelines and curriculum changes were unanimously approved by the California Board of Education, and mean children will now be taught about diverse family types and the LGBTI rights movement in second and fourth grade.
Lauryn Wild, a curriculum specialist who worked on the new guidelines says, “We are proud to represent a diverse state, and we are proud that this framework reflects the state that we serve.”
The curriculum change which was originally introduced into law in 2012, however, was held back following disagreements over interpretation and strong opposition from both religious and conservative activism.
Despite progress being made by the California Board of Education, many human rights groups have complained and highlighted that the new provisions still lack mention of Native Americans and the concept of manifest destiny, or the policy of integrating Native Americans into the United States.
Last Updated on Jul 19, 2016