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Monday, March 10, 2014

Arkansas: It gets a C in survey on teaching civil rights

Posted By on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 3:55 PM

click to enlarge SOMETHING HAPPENED HERE: But a new study says Arkansas does a mediocre job of teaching about the civil rights movement. The photo shows federal troops arriving in Little Rock to be sure federal court desegregation orders were enforced. - LARRY OBSITNIK
  • Larry Obsitnik
  • SOMETHING HAPPENED HERE: But a new study says Arkansas does a mediocre job of teaching about the civil rights movement. The photo shows federal troops arriving in Little Rock to be sure federal court desegregation orders were enforced.

A new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center ranks the states on how well they teach civil rights. Arkansas gets a C. Some other Southern states get an A.

I think I once read Arkansas played a role in dramatic developments during the civil rights movement. At least Arkansas is not among a handful of states found to have no mention of civil rights in school curriculum. Arkansas scored 50 percent, just behind Mississippi at 52 percent. South Carolina, Louisiana and Georgia all scored As.

 The news release and complete report is here.

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