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When Texas students campaigned for a more diverse history course, they got a lesson in politics

Students had been pushing for the State Board of Education to adopt a new, more inclusive social studies curriculum this year. Instead, the board delayed their scheduled update until at least 2025.

Round Rock ISD student Ayaan Moledina, 13, stands outside of Canyon Vista middle school. Moledina testified for more Asian American inclusion and accurate representation of Muslim Americans. Sept. 14, 2022.

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The political fight

The push for inclusion

Executive director of Asian Texans for Justice Lily Trieu sits in her home in Austin, Texas. Sept. 14, 2022.

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