Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gov. Brown Signs Curriculum Bill Covering LGBT Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities

On Thursday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 48 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), which relates to the contributions to California history by gay and lesbian Californians, Pacific Islanders and persons with disabilities in social studies textbooks used in California’s public schools.

In a statement, Gov. Brown said “History should be honest. This bill revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in our history books. It represents an important step forward for our state, and I thank Senator Leno for his hard work on this historic legislation.”

Read more of the EdBrief article HERE.
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