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Prayer to Aztec Gods Dropped from California’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum

  California's ethnic studies model curriculum will no longer include Aztec and Ashe religious chants, according to attorneys representing Californians for Equal Rights Foundation and three San Diego parents who sued the state. Attorneys for the foundation and parents had filed suit in September over the inclusion of the religious...

Jewish Experience Will Be in Ethnic Studies, Thurmond Says

After feeling the heat in a scathing letter from Jewish lawmakers, California's top elected education official says he hears them. At a news conference Wednesday (Aug. 14), state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond vowed to include the Jewish experience in the state's proposed curriculum on ethnic studies. “Revisions to the...