MDE Instituting K-12 Civil Rights Instruction

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

In Mississippi, public schools are preparing to test a program that will ultimately teach students about the subject of civil rights in every grade from kindergarten through high school.

Many experts believe the effort will make Mississippi the first state to mandate civil rights instruction for all K-12 students.

So far, four school systems have asked to be part of a pilot effort to test the curriculum in high schools.

In September, the Mississippi Department of Education will name the systems that have been approved for the pilot.

By the 2010-2011 school year, the program should be in place at all grade levels as part of social studies courses.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 21, 2009 at 05:07 AM
    We can't get the picture right about the civil war. We know SC told everyone that if the tariffs were raised that they would leave the union.That was the first act that began the whole thing. It was all about money and Northern control of trade. But how many people know that. What makes you think we can do any better with this.
  • by joe Location: forest on Aug 20, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    thats a buntch junk thats whats wrong with the world know
  • by citizen on Aug 20, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    It's about time! This is wonderful news.
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