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California Schools Failing to Teach Gay History

By McClatchy-Tribune — October 27, 2014 1 min read

California public schools do an inadequate job of teaching students about gay and lesbian history, despite a 2011 law that requires them to teach such lessons, according to a national panel of scholars of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.

The Committee on LGBT History has proposed a revision to the state history and social studies framework that ensures K-12 students learn about LGBT figures and the roles they played in shaping society, according to Don Romesburg, the chairman of the women- and gender- studies department at Sonoma State University and the co-chairman of the committee.

The state education department is now revising its history and social science framework.

A version of this article appeared in the October 29, 2014 edition of Education Week as California Schools Failing to Teach Gay History

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