The Texas State Board of Education has rejected a proposal by a group of educators to describe the slave trade as ‘involuntary relocation’ in second grade classes.
The proposal, first reported by our partners at Texas Tribune, was discussed at the board’s June 15 meeting. It came from a work committee of nine educators tasked with reviewing second grade social studies standards. The group is one of several offering guidance to the state education board as it works to develop a new curriculum for social studies.