Laws to be Repealed

Introduction

Many states have enacted laws affecting civics and history education that should be repealed in whole or in part. These laws either distract from and abbreviate a proper education in civics and history, or directly undermine it. Our model civics legislation implicitly overrides a great many of these laws, but state legislators should remove these laws entirely.

Radical Ideals

Many states now explicitly direct civics and history standards to satisfy ideals such as “diversity,” “multiculturalism,” and “intersectionality.” Such words now euphemize radical activism such as critical race theory and underwrite action civics. All state laws that require civics and history instruction to forward these ideals should be repealed in whole or in part.

“Studies” Courses

Several states mandate “studies” courses, including Black studies, diversity studies, Ethnic studies, Hispanic studies, multicultural studies, and Native American studies. These studies courses further radical identity group ideology, and are based on activist disciplines whose bread and butter is action civics. All state laws that require or allow these “studies” courses should be repealed in whole or in part.

Miscellaneous Requirements

Several states have passed requirements for the study of current events, the study of environmental principles in social studies classes, human rights, and media literacy (“digital citizenship”). All these laws are susceptible to misuse by radical activists. Media literacy, for example, becomes instruction on why to credit only news stories that align with radical activist beliefs. Human rights instruction becomes instruction in why radical policy goals are human rights. All state laws that contain these miscellaneous requirements should be repealed in whole or in part.

Existing State Statutes, Which Should Be Repealed in Whole or in Part

Radical Ideals: Content Standards

Diversity

Multicultural

Intersectionality

  • Colorado: C.R.S. 22-1-104 [Teaching of history, culture, and civil government]; C.R.S. 22-1-104.3 [History, culture, social contributions, and civil government in education commission – established – membership – duties]

Studies: Courses

Studies: Black

Studies: Diversity

  • Nevada: NV Rev Stat § 389.525 [Establishment of standards of content and performance for ethnic and diversity studies for pupils enrolled in high school; provision of instruction in ethnic and diversity studies; regulations]

Studies: Ethnic

  • California: Cal Ed Code Div. 4 Part 28, Chap. 2 § 51226.7 [Courses of Study, Grades 7 to 12 [51220 – 51230]]
  • Indiana: IC 20-30-5-7 [Curriculum; ethnic and racial groups course; naturalization examination report; posting pass rate]
  • Nevada: NV Rev Stat § 389.525 [Establishment of standards of content and performance for ethnic and diversity studies for pupils enrolled in high school; provision of instruction in ethnic and diversity studies; regulations]

Studies: Hispanic

Studies: Multicultural

Studies: Native American

Miscellaneous

Current Events

Environmental Principles

Human Rights

Media Literacy

Teaching of history and social science; professional development; student-led civic projects; commonwealth civics challenge

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