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Like much of the nation, North Carolina has a civics and history crisis. Yet, it may be even worse than thought in North Carolina after a Fordham Institute study gave the state a “D-” grade for civics and an “F” for history. Even more troubling for many educators and curriculum designers across the state is that most of the Southeast held up favorably when the scores were released.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Education has approved the final round of “unpacking documents” for new controversial social studies standards for K-12 public schools. 

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RALEIGH — A new report from the Fordham Institute argues that North Carolina’s controversial social studies standards flunk the test on history and civics, ranking worst in the Southeast. 

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RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Education voted 7-3 on Thursday, June 17, to approve guiding documents for controversial new social studies standards that place greater emphasis on race and gender in teaching U.S. history.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2021 11:06

OPINION: The Left is damaging public education

“One of the most unhappy series of events in the state’s history began in 1835,” stated a textbook used in elementary schools across North Carolina. “As more and more white people came into their territory the Cherokee Indians had been driven further into the hills, but white settlers looked with greed on all their territory.”

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RALEIGH — The Democrat-controlled N.C. State Board of Education approved Thursday, Feb. 4, a sweeping rewrite of the state’s social studies standards that will now teach nearly every aspect of American history through the lens of racism and discrimination.

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Thursday, 28 January 2021 10:20

Republicans slam proposed social studies standards

RALEIGH — A N.C. State Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27, became a flashpoint in the national debate over racism and American identity. Some Republicans complained proposed social studies standards were full of negativity, identity politics, and social agendas. Democrats argued that systemic racism exists, saying children should learn multiple perspectives on their country’s history.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Richmond Early College High School Beta Club snagged three individual awards and one team award at the National Senior Convention.

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