Chicago Leaders Call To Abolish History Classes Until There’s ‘A Suitable Alternative’
State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford presented the plan Sunday in Evanston, a Chicago suburb, saying the leaders want to halt history lessons until sweeping changes can be decided upon.
In a news release, Ford cited concerns of white privilege and racism in the current education program. Moreover, Ford said minorities are underrepresented in the current curriculum.
Until there’s a more inclusive alternative, Ford is requesting that the Illinois State Board of Education and local school districts halt history education.