BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Education is opening a comment portal where the public can give their opinions about social studies standards in the state.
The portal will be open during October and allow “the public an additional opportunity to share their feedback on every single social studies standard.”
“The social studies standards used in our schools are foundationally important to our students, our communities, and our country,” said Dr. Cade Brumley, State Superintendent of Education. “This online portal is yet another opportunity for public feedback and transparency. I’m hopeful the citizens of Louisiana utilize this tool to share their views.”
The Social Studies Standards Steering Committee recently passed a new standard for social studies in K-12 classrooms.
The vote was 19-1 and the next step involves LDOE sending the new standards to BESE in December.
“We live in a great country, rich with successes, opportunities, diversity, and resolve,” said Brumley. “Students deserve to learn an accurate account of our civics, economics, geography, and history that is free from indoctrination. It is our duty as citizens to educate our students on what a truly exceptional nation America is.”
The process of creating new social studies standards started in March of 2021.