Changes Proposed To High School Elective Course

Virginia’s Department of Education has proposed significant revisions to a high school-level African American history elective course, aiming to remove content on “implicit bias” and substitute terms like “racism” with “discriminatory practices.” These changes, disclosed in documents obtained by American Oversight, align with Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order prohibiting divisive concepts in K-12 schools. The revisions cover topics from systemic racism to the Black Lives Matter movement.