State Board of Education

RALEIGH (AP) — Efforts in North Carolina to make social studies standards more inclusive are drawing complaints as well as praise.

It was reported that reaction on Wednesday to the proposed standards was largely split along partisan lines.

The State Board of Education reviewed proposed K-12 standards that include language such as having teachers discuss systemic discrimination and the perspectives of marginalized groups.

“I think a lot of this is being done for political purposes, and I simply do not like it,” said new Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a member of the state board. “I want to go on record as saying that I am completely against these standards as they are written now."

Board member Jill Camnitz said the standards are not about blame and guilt.

“Rather, we’re seeking to draw on the richness of the American historical experience as a gift to our children, so that they can better appreciate their legacy, strengthen their sense of connection to each other and work together to improve the American experience for all," she said.

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David Collins

My , my . That Jill lady really knows how to baffle them with BS . Am quite sure the K - 4th or fifth graders will get a lot out of this new course . How about letting kids be kids for a few years , or is that too much to ask for ?

Going to have to agree with Mr Robinson on this and besides , I suspect he might have a bit more insight into this topic than light and bright Jill . Just saying .

morehood city res

social studies and history are not taught until the later grades david. the k-12 standards is just what they are called, it doesn't mean that all grades are studying every subject. maybe reading and learning about our education system would benefit some.

David Collins

Just commenting on what was written . Just what they are called , a bit misleading don’t you think ? How about these scholarly educators start calling things what they actually are ? You know plain english , the language of the huddled masses .

dc

Nice to have a common sense Lt. Gov. Look forward to him becoming our next governor.

David Collins

A-men .

noitall

Board member Jill Camnitz said the standards are not about blame and guilt.

“Rather, we’re seeking to draw on the richness of the American historical experience (Ruby Ridge, Branch Dividian, 1960s riots) as a gift to our children, so that they can better appreciate their legacy, strengthen their sense of connection to each other and work together to improve the American experience for all,"

The woman's rhetoric is somewhat flowery. What did she say? Where did she go to school? But still no one can add fractions - the math used by job creating construction. And most Latinos can't speak English if they could add fractions.

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