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San Diego Unified Ethnic Studies Expansion Sparks Debate Over How Race Taught In Schools
Thursday, June 24, 2021
The vote was preceded by a protest of roughly two dozen people who were opposed to the effort — with some equating the new curriculum to components of critical race theory.
This expansion of ethnic studies comes at a time of heightened racial awareness in San Diego, where many are considering how racism should be confronted in the classroom — especially after several racist incidents at local high schools.
San Diego Unified Board President Richard Barrera joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss the scope of the new curriculum and some of the debate around it.
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