Annapolis, Maryland (Arundel News Network) – The Anne Arundel County Board of Education voted 8-0 to approve a new graduation requirement. Starting next school year all ninth graders will be required to take a diversity, inclusion and equity.
The vote comes days after a Broadneck student used a racial slur on a social media platform. Many parents have been requesting the school board do more concerning incidents of hate and racism.
County Councilwoman Rodvien asked for the graduation requirement to be dropped. Several parents also asked for it to be an optional elective and not a requirement.