Six Year Journey Culminates In Adoption Of Mandatory Curriculum Standard

September 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

The New Jersey State Board of Education (NJBOE) voted to adopt a statewide curriculum standard that includes Sikhism last week.  The adoption also marks the first time the Coalition has worked with the community to persuade a state to adopt curriculum standards that include Sikhism. 

The Sikh Coalition commends the state Board of Education and urges all state Boards of Education to take similar measures.  This is an important first step towards ensuring that Sikh parents and students do not solely carry the burden of educating students on Sikhs and Sikh practices.