SOCIAL STUDIES PROPOSALS ON THE TABLE

January 28, 9:00 A.M., Sparkman Auditorium, State Agriculture Museum

The Mississippi Department of Education has proposed a number of changes to the state’s Academic Standards for Social Studies and has set a Public Hearing on the matter. MAE has entered notice that we disagree with these changes, many of which target the teaching of civil rights issues. The Public Hearing is set for January 28, at 9:00 a.m. in Sparkman Auditorium of the Mississippi Agricultural Museum.

We encourage our members to review the changes (see the link below to the Secretary of State’s Office), and respond either in person by registering to speak or online by entering comments. The links for these actions are below. Mississippi residents wishing to speak at the hearing must register by 9 a.m. on January 25. MDE says speakers are expected to address the content of the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for Social Studies 2021.

Mississippi residents wishing to speak at the hearing must register by 9 a.m. on January 25. MDE says speakers are expected to address the content of the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for Social Studies 2021. Click here to register as a speaker: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx…

Feedback about the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for Social Studies 2021 may also be submitted to the MDE in writing via email, jcornett@mdek12.org, or mail, Mississippi Department of Education, Attn: Jen Cornett, K – 12 Social Studies Director, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205.

The proposed changes are available through the Secretary of State website here: https://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACProposed/00026052b.pdf

Stand by for more information on this topic. See the MDE press release on the topic here: https://www.mdek12.org/…/MDE-to-Hold-Public-Hearing-Jan…

 If you were one of the 40 educators who took part in this effort as mentioned in the MDE release, please email info@maetoday.org.

P. S. Critical Race Theory is not, and never has been, a curriculum item in K-12 public schools in the State of Mississippi.

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