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'You can't opt-out': Parents in Utah fight for more Black history in school curriculum

Posted at 8:28 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 13:36:21-05

While some are taking this month to celebrate Black history, some parents in Utah are opting their children out of learning it.

"You can't opt-out of Black history. Black history is American history," says Lex Scott, a parent in Utah.

Scott is a parent whose been working to get more Black history into the school's curriculum.

She says the ability for parents to opt-out shouldn't have been an option in the first place.

Utah law does allow parents to opt their children out of portions of curriculum based on religious beliefs.

But the Board of Education says no student can be waived from state social studies lessons.