According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, Michigan's State Board of Education has approved new social studies standards for grades K-12.

That will include more examples and references to the roles that women, minority organizations, Muslims and African Americans have played in history.

The board voted 6-2 to adopt the standards and an amendment that calls for more information on Sikhism to be included in them.

Education officials say it will take about five years for teachers to undergo professional development and for the 146 page revised standards to be written into the state assessment.

Nearly two dozen people spoke out against the standards, calling them unfair or unbalanced.  Please click on the above link for more information.

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