New Jersey’s Cherry Hill Schools considering mandatory Black History course

-A +A
0

[Black History Curriculum]
Philadelphia Enquirer: "Cherry Hill would be the first district with the requirement, said Michael Yaple, a spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Education. Many schools teach Black history, but not as a prerequisite for graduation."
Photo: YouTube

The Cherry Hill School District could become the first in New Jersey to mandate that students take an African-American history course in order to graduate.

The school system is considering a proposal to add the requirement, partly in response to students who organized Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white officer.

“All kids should learn it,” said Joy Thomas, 16, a rising senior at Cherry Hill High School East. “It would be a good example to other districts.”

Cherry Hill would be the first district with the requirement, said Michael Yaple, a spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Education. Many schools teach Black history, but not as a prerequisite for graduation.

New Jersey and Pennsylvania require history to be taught, but districts decide the content of their courses.

In Philadelphia, a course in African-American history, including the civil rights movement, is a graduation requirement.

“A high school course as a graduation requirement is wonderful,” said Stephanie James Harris, executive director of the New Jersey Amistad Commission, which helps schools implement a 2002 law that requires all public schools to teach African-American history. “I like the idea.”

Read the rest of this Philadelphia Enquirer story here: https://www.inquirer.com/education/cherry-hill-nj-schools-african-americ...

Also Check Out...

Black trade associations to announce their formation of the National Alliance for Black Business (NABB).
Black Trade Associations Form
Florida needs to do a better job protecting the vote from Hurricane Ian than it did with 2018′s Hurricane Michael.
How Will Hurricane Ian Affect
Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene
North Carolina Sheriff: “I’m Sick
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (“MKG”) will be at Lehman College on Monday, October 3 at 6 p.m.
MKG To Visit Lehman College, Share
As far as Willis knows, he is the first Black founder of a dog food business in the U.S
Try Black-Owned Zach’s Quality Dog
justices will hear the first big case, which may lead to an effective final gutting of the Voting Rights Act.
Voting Rights, Race On Trial In