Michigan's new social studies standards face controversy

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LANSING, Mich (WILX) - New social studies standards for Michigan schools are reviving an old controversy.

The proposed standards include inclusive topics such as LGBTQ rights and climate change.

But some conservatives argue these standards shortchange topics such as Ronald Reagan and the influence of Christianity on American history.

The Michigan Board of Education agreed to move forward with the draft, sending it out for public comment that will be gathered at nine meetings around the state in late April and early May.

The board will also allow residents to weigh in on the standards through an online survey.