Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Study: Many States Don't Require Teaching About The Civil Rights Movement

The Augusta (GA) Chronicle (1/14, Emerson) reports, "According to a 2011 report by the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., on civil rights educational standards and curriculum, most states earned a D or F, with 35 states receiving an F because their standards required little or no mention of the civil rights movement." According to the study, "the farther a state is from the South, and the smaller that state's black population, the less attention paid to the civil rights movement." The Chronicle added, "Most states viewed the civil rights movement as a regional matter or a topic of interest for black students rather than significant events in national history."

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