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MCCSC Aims To Improve Diversity Training, Curriculum Standards

    Parents voiced outrage and shock about materials used to teach students about slavery. The chapter’s headline read “Cotton-pickin’ Singing.” MCCSC started using the material last school year.

    At a public meeting addressing the curriculum Monday, Superintendent Judy DeMuth says no one pointed out the offensive content sooner because teachers often have a lot on their plates.

    “When you’re teaching, it’s a very busy day,” DeMuth says. “You get in there, you have the documents in front of you, you’re doing what you need to do and there’s not a lot of reflective thought that goes into trying to prepare.”

    Officials from the Monroe County Community School Corporation say they’ll focus on improving diversity training and curriculum standards after concerns about social studies material sent home with students a few weeks ago. “As a multi-cultural family, we often have to deal with these things.”

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