NC Board of Education approves new social studies standards
RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) - The North Carolina Board of Education has approved new social studies standards for the state’s K-12th grades that emphasize the study of more diverse perspectives on history.
The board voted 7-5 in favor of the standards, which opponents feared did not emphasize the study of enough of the country’s progress toward racial equity.
Proponents argued the new standards would ensure a more comprehensive and honest history was taught.
The board approved Draft 5 of the standards, which removed the terms “systemic racism,” “systemic discrimination” and “gender identity” from the document and replaced them with “racism,” “discrimination and “identity.”
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