Black People : Board of Ed. members clash over racial balance in history

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    By GARY SCHARRER AUSTIN BUREAU
    March 11, 2010, 11:01PM

    AUSTIN — The State Board of Education's Hispanic and African-American members clashed with its Anglo majority for hours Thursday over how to present history to the state's 4.7 million public school children.
    Much of the conflict centered on the racial balance of the historical figures to be included in textbooks starting in the 2011-2012 school year. Tempers boiled over when sex or religion were added to the mix.
    Members grew increasingly distraught over the process as they moved toward a preliminary adoption of new social studies curriculum standards, set for today.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/moms/6909202.html
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Does anyone know

    if the curriculum of inclusion is part of the new revised national policy after the recent revisions to "no child left behind"

    Govenor Cuomo told state regent Adelaide Sanford, Dr Leonard Jeffries, and Dr. Betty Dobsonof CEMOTAP,

    "hell, emphatically no!!!" to Black studies for Black students, while he used, and without any investigation or uproar, public funds o send his wife on a fact finding mission to Italy to aquire, educational elemnts of enrichment, in culture and history for the public schools,
    "In an effort to raise self esteem in Italian America students, and decrease their drop out rates"
     
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    SMH...

    Yep- anything that favours the advancement of our children is rarely well-recieved-if it's specifically for Black students, suddenly it's 'separatist', it's 'exclusive', it's 'racism in reverse', lol... a despicable double-standard, but not surprising....

    Hotep :)
     
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