2010 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 10 - Curriculum Generally
49-6-1006 - Black history and culture.

49-6-1006. Black history and culture.

(a)  The course of instruction in all public schools should include, at some appropriate grade level or levels, as determined by the local board of education, courses and content designed to educate children in black history and culture and the contribution of black people to the history and development of this country and of the world. The general assembly finds that the goal of curriculum shall include the history, heritage, culture, experience and ultimate destiny of all social, ethnic, gender and national groups and individuals, and that such are represented as interdependent, interactive and complementary. The state board of education shall include multicultural diversity when developing frameworks and curricula to be taught at appropriate grade levels kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12).

(b)  The commissioner of education shall annually advise all school district boards of education of this section.

(c)  The study materials used in the course of instruction authorized by this section shall follow the state board of education's guidelines concerning pornography.

[Acts 1972, ch. 799, §§ 1-3; 1974, ch. 654, § 117; T.C.A., § 49-1927; Acts 1992, ch. 535, § 54.]  

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