I’ve reviewed recently the state’s 280-page curriculum on Black and Latino Studies mandated for use in all public schools statewide, including Wilton’s. It’s a very impressive document, publicly available and well worth reviewing. The curriculum is designed for a one-credit, year-long elective course, with “elective” being a key word. That means that it’s not a required course for any student; thus, the only requirement imposed by the state is that this course be offered by all school districts, not required of all students.
The curriculum also offers alternatives that individual schools can choose among and allows for individual school supplementation to further enrich the content and approach of the curriculum as individual districts choose. That process of individual tailoring by school districts, including Wilton’s, is expected to be accomplished over this coming summer.