Little Rock’s NPR affiliate reports:
Arkansas Education Secretary Jacob Oliva wrote to leaders of six Arkansas schools on Monday with the most specific concerns yet about the AP African American Studies course.
The letter — sent to the handful of schools that plan to continue offering the pilot course — also asks the schools to submit course materials to the Department of Education for review by Sept. 8 and to pledge the curriculum will not violate Arkansas’ new law against “indoctrination and Critical Race Theory” in public schools.
“Given some of the themes included in the pilot, including ‘intersections of identity’ and ‘resistance and resilience,’ the Department is concerned the pilot may not comply with Arkansas law, which does not permit teaching that would indoctrinate students with ideologies, such as Critical Race Theory (CRT),” Oliva wrote.
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They aren’t just denying credit for the course, now the state is demanding schools hand over all books and course materials on African-American history. https://t.co/7YWBCf3guQ
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 21, 2023
The Arkansas Department of Education instructed the 6 schools offering AP African American Studies to submit their curricula to the state to ensure they don’t violate a new state law banning “indoctrination” and Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools https://t.co/MQ9YWKRJ4S
— Arkansas Advocate (@ArkAdvocate) August 22, 2023