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Most States Get F for Civil Rights Education

October 04, 2011 1 min read

A majority of states deserve a failing grade for how they handle the teaching of civil rights history in their standards, while just three—Alabama, Florida, and New York—merit an A, a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center of Atlanta concludes. “In most states, the requirements for teaching about the civil rights movement are grossly inadequate to nonexistent,” the civil rights group determined in its report.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 05, 2011 edition of Education Week as Most States Get F for Civil Rights Education

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