Minnesota reviews and revises is academic standards every 10 years. Its most recent updates suggested for K-12 social studies has gained attention.
Family Research Council’s Ruth Moreno wrote the new curriculum is “steeped in left-wing ideology surrounding subjects like ‘whiteness,’ Christianity and capitalism.”
This is being done in an effort to promote diversity and inclusion.
According to the Star Tribune, part of the proposed curriculum includes:
*Studying Reconstruction in ninth grade and considering how historical disenfranchisement and discrimination are linked to ongoing discrimination and inequity.
*Looking at history from the perspective of the advantaged and disadvantaged in fifth grade.
*Recognizing stereotypes, biases and discrimination and how people have advocated against those problems through social justice movements in first grade.
“There is nothing wrong with teaching students about some of the harder parts of history, including American history, but a well-rounded approach to history does not require teaching impressionable children the language and worldview of the radical Left,” Moreno wrote.
No final decision has been made on the curriculum, but the fact this is curriculum being discussed in Minnesota — which isn’t conservative but it isn’t exactly California or New York — should be concerning.
Moreno rightfully noted that this sort of curriculum “directly contradicts” Dr. Martin Luther King’s ideal.
“All Americans should oppose the teaching of harmful and divisive racial identity politics in public schools,” she wrote.