Tuesday, November 14, 2017

California approves LGBT-inclusive textbooks for primary schools

California has become the first state to approve LGBT-inclusive history books for primary schools. The California state board of education approved the 10 new textbooks for K-8 schools. 

In doing so the state became the first in the US to approve LGBT-inclusive textbooks.
Two other textbooks were rejected as they did not include LGBT history and were in violation of the state’s 2011 Fair Education Act.

The decision means that LGBT students, and those with LGBT families, will finally be able to see themselves and our history accurately reflected in textbooks in California.

The legislation, written by Senator Mark Leno, requires social sciences and history curriculums to teach about LGBT history and people with disabilities.

Equality California's director, Rick Zbur, said: “This long fought victory is the next step for California students to learn about the contributions and history of LGBT people. Approval of these textbooks means that California schools will now have access to approved materials that accurately represent LGBT people”.

The LGBT-inclusive books are growing day by day


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