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Thu May 25, 2023, 05:02 PM May 2023

Some Alabama conservatives say textbooks 'indoctrinate' students: 'Too much Black history' [View all]

Updated: May. 23, 2023, 8:36 a.m.|Published: May. 23, 2023, 8:35 a.m.

By Jemma StephensonAlabama Reflector
Alabama may be a conservative state. But conservative activists still insist the textbooks here are too left-wing.

Earlier this year, the State Board of Education approved English Language Arts textbooks for kindergarten through third grade after a public hearing where critics suggested the books had too much Black history and multicultural stories.

These books had already been delayed after they were originally meant to be adopted in 2022.
Melissa Gates, who had identified herself as a member of Eagle Forum, said the books, called the Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts, would “indoctrinate our children with DEI [Diversity Equity and Inclusion], SEL [Social Emotional Learning], woke agenda and grooming our little ones.”

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