• Watch San Francisco Public Schools Adopt A “Black Lives Matter” Curriculum

    In the wake of the high profile police deaths and grand jury decisions of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) created an online curriculum based on the subsequent “Black Lives Matter” protest movement.

    “We wanted to make sure that teachers had a means to teach what students were talking about with their families, or seeing on the news, or feeling every day,” said one SFUSD ethnic studies curriculum author, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

    The new ethnic studies course material comes complete with grand jury documents, poetry, song, videos, lesson plans like “Teaching the #FergusonSyllabus” by Marcia Chatelain, and so much more.

    The video above shows footage from a December 9, 2014 SFUSD board meeting in which the “Black Lives Matter” Ethnic Studies material was voted on and institutionalized.

    “I’m not sure if there are many other school districts that openly talk about social justice and equity as much as ours,” said board member Matt Haney.

    “It aligns with the district’s greater efforts to promote social justice,” one board member said of the new curriculum.

    Now that it has been approved, the ethnic studies coursework will be implemented at all 19 district high schools beginning in the 2015-16 school year, and is expected to cost tax payers $469,833 per school year according to the San Francisco Examiner.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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