Chicago-Area Leaders Push For State To Change History Curriculum

State Rep. La Shawn Ford says Illinois’ history classes lead to white privilege and a racist society.

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Chicago Public Schools is expected to scrap its plan for a mix of in-person and e-learning and announce new plans to start the year with remote learning only. Marc Monaghan / WBEZ
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Chicago Public Schools is expected to scrap its plan for a mix of in-person and e-learning and announce new plans to start the year with remote learning only. Marc Monaghan / WBEZ

Chicago-Area Leaders Push For State To Change History Curriculum

State Rep. La Shawn Ford says Illinois’ history classes lead to white privilege and a racist society.

State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford and Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty are calling on the state to change the state’s history classes and remove current textbooks until “appropriate alternatives” are developed.

Reset talks with Rep. Ford for more on the push to change the state’s history curriculum.

GUEST: Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago)