Much of the discussion surrounding the spate of anti-inclusive legislation targeting K-12 education is focused on the rights of families and perceived family values. But what is the impact on students? There has been little to no discussion about the emotional and psychological impact of legislative efforts to craft curriculums that exclude the experiences, history, and identities of students from marginalized communities. Many of these students are already grappling with navigating the societal challenges connected to their sexual, gender and/or racial and ethnic identities. Is this wave of anti-inclusive legislation exacerbating these challenges? What is the impact on the students’ educational achievement, especially in light of the studies that show that inclusive curriculums are beneficial to all students, regardless of background? Finally, if the goal is to create a more diverse and inclusive legal profession, does the impact of these policies run counter to that goal?
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ABA Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline (Pipeline Council)