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New Mexico education plan gets feedback on race, economics

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is taking feedback from the public Friday on its proposed overhaul of the social studies curriculum.

The proposal would update the history standards for the first time in 30 years. It would also expand the focus on identity groups and race in civics. Critics say the proposal amounts to progressive indoctrination. Supporters have said the standards will make social studies more “anti-racist.”

The six-week feedback period has also drawn calls to personal finance to the economics section of the curriculum. Supporters of the idea want students to learn more about debt, savings and investing.