Raumesh Akbari
Senator | Memphis, TN

Senator Raumesh Akbari: Expanding Black History Education

Idea Category: Education, Equity & Opportunity

This week, the Tennessee governor signed a bill co-sponsored by NewDEAL Leader Senator Raumesh Akbari, expanding multiculturalism in the K-12 curriculum with special attention to Black history instruction. Scheduled to be enacted in the 2025-26 school year, the law will help ensure that “students get a well-rounded education that includes every contribution [to American history], whether it’s from someone who’s Black or white, of Mexican heritage, or Asian heritage,” according to Senator Akbari. Read more details about the bill, which comes on the heels of last year's passage of a law that banned “critical race theory” and the discussion of racial or gender privilege in schools.

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