California school district adopts ethnic-studies curriculum

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Southern California school district will require ethnic-studies classes — ahead of a similar curriculum that legislators hope to someday implement statewide.

The El Rancho Board of Education has agreed that all students, beginning with the class of 2016, must pass an ethnic-studies course before graduating.

The district near Los Angeles is thought to be the first in California with such a requirement, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday (http://lat.ms/1zn6v1F ).

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