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Gov. Haslam weighs in on controversial school curriculm changes

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GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he's concerned that a proposed update to social studies standards would strip too much Tennessee history from requirements in the state's public schools.

A draft version would remove a slew of Tennessee events from U.S. history courses, including major milestones in the civil rights movements for minorities and women and several key Civil War battles fought on state soil.

Haslam says he’s gotten several complaints about the proposals but hasn't yet studied them himself.

The public comment period for the new standards ends Oct. 28.