North Carolina students in grades 6-12 could soon learn about the LGBTQ Movement, mental health reform, and voter suppression in their social studies classes.

Those are a few of the topics included in a set of “unpacking documents” the N.C. Board of Education voted 6-5 to approve on Thursday to support the state’s new social studies standards.

Including: The significance and consequences of other major reform movements in the United States, such as asylum/mental illness reform, prison reform, labor reform, education reform and temperance through the contributions of major leaders and participants, their strategies and opposition, and the results of their efforts by the end of Reconstruction (e.g., Horace Mann, Dorothea Dix and “Memorial to the Legislature of Massachusetts”). (Inalienable rights, equal protection under the law, individual rights, due process)

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