Proposed social studies requirement reductions in WV criticized
By Ryan Quinn Staff writer
State Schools Superintendent Steve Paine told the West Virginia Board of Education this week that “interestingly, there’s strong sentiment not to reduce a social studies credit, very strong.”
He was talking about feedback received so far on the state school board’s proposed changes to a rule known as Policy 2510. The proposed changes include reducing, from four to three, the social studies credits public high school students would need to earn to graduate. They would also push for a one-course version of high school U.S. history, instead of two, and allow students to avoid world studies by taking non-Advanced Placement social studies classes.
The official public comment period on the proposals ends 4 p.m. Monday. To read the changes and comment, go online to wvde.state.wv.us/policies and click on the links in the box at the top of the page.