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  • Social studies standards an improvement

    Howie Morales, Guest columnist|Nov 10, 2021

    Our state is on the verge of a long overdue update to our schools’ social studies standards, and it has some New Mexicans needlessly worried. The proposed new standards are posted on the Public Education Department website for public comment through Friday, and more than 500 people have already had their say. One theme comes through loud and clear: Fear. Fear of change is a normal human reaction, but in the case of New Mexico social studies standards, a noisy minority with a deep stake in maintaining the status quo has seized upon those f...