Colorado Board of Education approves addition of disputed LGBTQ and POC language to social studies standards | app

DENVER — The Colorado State Board of Education on Thursday approved hotly contested social studies standards, adding references to people of color and the LGBTQ community that were removed after critical comments from board members and the public.

The vote went down the party line, with Democratic board members Lisa Escárcega, Angelika Schroeder, Rebecca McClellan and Karla Esser voting in favor. All three Republican board members — Debora Scheffel, Joyce Rankin and Steve Durham — voted against.

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