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CSU Board To Consider Ethnic And Social Justice Requirements

NBC Los Angeles-

The full California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday will consider a much-debated proposal that would require all students to take an ethnic studies or social justice class, with opponents arguing the social justice option waters down the intent of the requirement.

Following a lengthy philosophical discussion on the intent of ethnic studies courses and the university’s autonomy, the board’s Educational Policy committee on Tuesday approved the measure on a 10-2 vote, advancing the measure
to the full board for final approval.

The measure going before the trustees is the first proposed change to the CSU’s general education curriculum in 40 years, according to a staff report prepared by Executive Vice Chancellor Loren Blanchard and Associate Vice Chancellor Alison Wrynn.

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