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A group of Texas educators suggested using the term "involuntary relocation" rather than slavery when teaching sophomores.

(CNN)Last month, a workgroup developing a sophomore social studies curriculum for the Texas Board of Education said, "Involuntary relocation. I suggested using the term. "To explain those who have been marketed to slavery, the school board chair said in anational discussionon the role of critical race theory in the classroom. }

The proposed phrase was part of the first draft outlining sophomore criteria from a review committee that included a section titled "American Slave People."

"The Board unanimously instructed the working group to revisit that particular language," Keven Ellis, chairman of the Texas Board of Education, said in a statement.

In the meantime, the board will continue to work on the curriculum in the second half of the summer, according to Aicha Davis, a member of the State Board of Education, which represents parts of Dallas County and Tarrant County.

"I'm having a hard time understanding how it's acceptable to replace the phrase'slave trade'with the phrase'involuntary transfer'," Davis told CNN. Told.

“A 24-page document was provided with recommendations from the workgroup for kindergarten to second graders,” continues Davis. "And, within the standards of sophomores, it turns out that they are proposing to talk about their journey using the phrase" involuntary relocation. "

The proposed language has come as a concept of educationCritical race theory in US classroomshas involved parents, boards of education and lawmakers across the country. It has been controversial.
This concept aims to understand and address American inequality and racism. This term has also been politicized, andhas been attacked by criticsas a Marxist ideology that threatens the American lifestyle.

According to Davis, there was a discussion from the Texas Education Agency about "why they chose that language."

"They wanted to ensure that they introduced slavery at the younger grade level, but they wanted to make sure they were deliberately paying attention to age suitability." Said Davis.

Davis understands the age factor in this case, but added that it is important for students to be taught the truth about American history.

She "doesn't diminish what happened during the slave trade, we need to think of a proper way to discuss it," she said.

"How to continue incorporating these types of stories into social studies classes, and how to make them accessible to young students, and it is age-appropriate. But at the same time, over time, students are laying the foundation for true knowledge that is truly really worth knowing. "

The curriculum does not hide slavery, President

Davis believes that theSenate Bill 3enacted last year may have influenced educators' discussions about the curriculum. Described by Davis as an "anti-critical race theory bill," the law reconstructed the way social studies teachers discuss race and current events in the classroom.

"(Bill) specifically states that it can't offend students, so a copy of this law and many we received while they were reviewing. Given the product, like a reflection from some of what was in the law, "Davis explained.

President Ellis reaffirmed to CNN that students can be taught the true history of slavery.

"There was no suggestion from the State Board of Education aimed at hiding the truth about slavery from Texas sophomores."

He said, "Involuntary. The term "relocation" reiterated that it was not a "clear or holistic" of enslaved Africans.

"As a result, the (Board) unanimously sent back the language and recreated it. The Board is working on the truth, including an accurate explanation of historical events.

"Our state curriculum will not underestimate the role of slavery in American history," he added.

The topic of slavery is not currently covered in the sophomore curriculum. It is for dealing with that flaw. And it's important to repeat that (the board) has the final say on the draft language created by one of the working groups, "he said.