With recent approval and future implementation of Texas' Board of Education Essential Knowledge and Skills, amendments will be made to the state's textbook standards. Content involving the role of minority groups and events in which minorities are present will be subject to editorial discretion. As a state, California is now susceptible. As a result of Texas being a major consumer in the academic textbook publication industry, other states may be affected by these amendments.
We must prevent this "mis-education" from negatively affecting K-12 students who have the right to know the facts. Please sign this petition in support of Senator Leland Yee's bill, SB 1451, in order to make sure that what's happening in Texas doesn't directly affect our students in California.
This bill would help ensure that students continue to learn about the roles, struggles, and contributions of individuals and groups within both genders, as well as African American, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander communities.
American social studies taught in schools must not neglect the significant historical figures and events all of whom/that have helped to shape the current society to be what it is today.
Please sign this petition to show your support of this proposed legislation.
Winnie Wong (San Francisco, CA)