Minn. GOP calls on Walz to veto social studies class changes

Proposed changes to MN Social studies classes

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(ABC 6 News) – Minnesota Republicans urges Governor Tim Walz not to accept new changes to the state’s social studies curriculum.

The state’s GOP sent Walz a letter on Monday signed by more than 40 lawmakers.

This comes as Walz will decide whether to approve changes that would require social studies students to study race, gender, religion and ethnicity.

In the letter sent to Walz, Republicans claim the Department of Education has been high-jacked by extremists looking to radicalize public schools.

Minnesota Republicans cites “settler colonialism” and “anti-colonialism” as allegedly relating to anti-Semitism, and could be related to “pro-Hamas” rhetoric.

Walz has 14 days to either accept or veto these changes.