Gay lesson plan coming to school

New state law will require attention to diversity

Local school districts are starting to pay attention to a new state law that requires certain textbooks to highlight the achievements of the gay and lesbian population in California and the United States.
How Senate Bill 48— an amendment to the state Education Code signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in July—will play out in local classrooms remains uncertain. Although the law will take effect for kindergarten through 12th-grade students on Jan. 1, 2012, rewriting the social studies bo...

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