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Minnesotans battle over how to update school social studies standards. Out: ‘derogatory references’ to whiteness. In: the Pledge of Allegiance.

Every 10 years, Minnesota updates what K–12 students should learn in the state’s social studies classrooms. This year, a panel of educators suggested changes that focus on racial inclusion. Then, a conservative think tank rounded up more than 17,000 comments in opposition. Can the Minnesota Department of Education pass the test?