Chicago Leaders Call To Abolish History Classes Until There’s ‘A Suitable Alternative’

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A number of political and educational leaders have joined forces in Chicago to call for the abolishment of the State’s history curriculum until a more inclusive alternative can be implemented.

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.

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