California’s State Board of Education (SBE) is revising 6th and 7th grade history and social science textbooks. The Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), an advisory body to the SBE, asked for public input recently.
The South Asian Histories for All coalition showed up in full force to stop Hindu nationalist lobby groups from morphing, and erasing inconvenient truths from our history textbooks. We were more than 100 strong in Sacramento—an interfaith, inter-caste group representing 24 organizations across California and the US working for equitable, fact-based improvements to the curriculum.
We applaud the IQC for voting for progressive edits originally suggested by the South Asia Faculty Group (SAFG), comprised of highly qualified scholars.