In the Hawaii legislature there is a bill (HB11) that allows the State board of education to develop statewide performance standards to be culturally relevant, historically and scientifically accurate, and nondiscriminatory. Authorizes a standards-based curriculum and its related educational materials to be nondiscriminatory. Establishes certain requirements for school complexes when developing standards-based curricula. Specifically, "To the greatest extent possible, school complexes shall develop a standards-based curriculum that includes content on the historical injustice, cultural subjugation, and discrimination faced by the indigenous people of Hawaii and other historically underrepresented populations as applicable to units of study." This legislation is still pending one more committee review.
Submitted: Apr 05, 2021