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History-Social Science SMC March 24, 2016

State of California
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor

Instructional Quality Commission
An advisory body to the California State Board of Education

History–Social Science Subject Matter Committee Meeting

FINAL MEETING MINUTES: March 24, 2016

(Approved on May 19, 2016)

Report of Action

Thursday, March 24, 2016

History–Social Science Subject Matter Committee (HSS SMC) Members Present:
  • Lauryn Wild, IQC Chair
  • Louis “Bill” Honig, SMC Chair
  • Risha Krishna, Vice-Chair
  • Jose Flores
  • Marlene Galvan
Executive Director:
  • Thomas Adams
State Board of Education Liaison Present:
  • Niki Sandoval
  1. History–Social Science Subject Matter Committee
  1. Call to Order
    SMC Chair Honig called the History–Social Science SMC meeting to order at approximately 10 a.m.

  2. History–Social Science Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (Informat
  3. Review Public Comments Received During the Second Field Survey of the History–Social Science Framework
    SMC Chair Honig provided an overview of the agenda and stated that the purpose of the meeting was to consider the public comment submitted during the second field survey and determine whether to recommend additional edits to the State Board of Education (SBE). He asked former Commissioner Nancy McTygue, the Executive Director of the California History–Social Science Project, to go over her team’s recommendations on the edits that were submitted as public comment. Those recommendations were provided to the SMC as part of the summary table that was Attachment 1 to the HSS SMC agenda item.

    SMC Chair Honig led the SMC through the comments listed in the summary table. The SMC discussed the comments in chapter order. With each chapter, SMC Chair Honig asked Nancy McTygue to summarize her recommendations and then opened the discussion to Commissioners. Commissioners were invited to suggest modifications to the recommended edits to the framework, which were discussed and recorded by staff.
    Once the SMC had concluded its discussion of the comments in Attachment 1, SMC Chair Honig called for a motion to recommend the edits discussed during the meeting and approved by a consensus of the Subject Matter Committee to the State Board of Education. Commissioner Flores made the motion and Commissioner Wild seconded.

    Once the motion was made and seconded, the SMC took public comment on the motion.

    The following individuals provided public comment:

    1. Ben Kaila
    2. Arvind Kumar, CAPEEM
    3. Thenmozhi Sounderrajan
    4. Satya Bathula
    5. Nihal Amarir
    6. Vijaya Nagarajan
    7. Sudipta Sen
    8. Lawrence Cohen
    9. Vivek Bharathan
    10. Arumuganathaswami, Uberoi Foundation
    11. Saduka Jayawatha, Uberoi Foundation
    12. Tushar Pandya, Californiahindus.org
    13. Ruth Asmundson
    14. Haig Baghdassarian, Armenian National Committee
    15. Vinod Kumar
    16. Robert Hansen, Bataan Legacy
    17. Ricardo Villarina, Bataan Legacy
    18. Jeanette Adi, Bataan Legacy
    19. Gemma Deocampo, Bataan Legacy
    20. Ray Cordoba, Bataan Legacy
    21. Manuel Bella, Bataan Legacy
    22. Cecilia Gaerlan, Bataan Legacy
    23. Linda Sax Snaid
    24. Hans Kajla
    25. Mohan Gill
    26. Harjit Kaur, Sikh Coalition
    27. Shrestha Kandpal
    28. Al Perez, Filipino American AVH Expo
    29. Reginald Bernabe, Philippine Consulate General
    30. Manas Ray, Hindu American Foundation
    31. Dolores Diaz, Eskwela Nation
    32. Murray Navarro, Unified Teachers Org
    33. Vaidehi Dandekar, Hindu American Foundation
    34. Chaitenya Dandekar, Hindu American Foundation
    35. Onkar Bindra
    36. Abhay Dandekar, Hindu American Foundation
    37. Kaushik Macherla, Hindu American Foundation
    38. Perry Diaz
    39. Will Parish, Ten Strands
    40. Judy Appel, Our Family Coalition
    41. Mani Keeran
    42. Frida Wahlin Lubisch, Our Family Coalition
    43. Jabob Dulap, SNAHL
    44. Keyush Shah, OVBI
    45. Sharat Joshi, Hindu Education Foundation
    46. Ajal Lele
    47. Radha Chivukula
    48. Vidhima Shetty
    49. Saheli Shah
    50. Shubbi Pathak
    51. Wivek Handebagh
    52. Marut Yelagalawadi
    53. Rishika Vinnakota
    54. Lamitr Dhir
    55. Steven Macias, Org for Minorities of India
    56. Athawa Kulkarni
    57. Himanshu Wagh
    58. Shruti Ranada
    59. Jyoti Yelagalawadi
    60. Amitok Singh, Sikh Info Center
    61. Bhajan Singh
    62. Sandeep Dedage, Hindu Education Foundation
    63. Don Romesburg
    64. Jamin Persell, EQCA
    65. Barbara McGraul
    66. Samir Kalra, Hindu American Foundation
    67. Krishna Maheshwari, Hindupedia
    68. Mihir Meghani, Hindu American Foundation
    69. Sanjay Tripathi, Hindu Education Foundation
    70. Prasann Ranada
    71. Tanvee Joshi
    72. Kundan Singh
    73. Nitin Joshi
    74. Tushar Sashittal
    75. Aravinal Sharma
    76. Riccardo Gaudino
    77. Joey Hernandez, Los Angeles LGBT Center
    78. Becca Cramer, ACLU of California
    79. Archisha Sinha
    80. Chandramohan Nayak
    81. Easan Katir, Hindu American Foundation
    82. Purvi Makwana
    83. Venkatraman Narayanaswami
    84. Pratibha Shalini
    85. Laymon Jones, Friendscareglobal.com
    86. Harshali Wadge, Hindu Education Foundation
    87. Anubhav Triapthi, Hindu Education Foundation
    88. Mary Jean Allarey, Filipino Davis Association
    89. Betty Buccat, Bataan Legacy
    90. Nihar S

    After public comment the SMC discussed more of the edits, and suggested changes to the passages dealing with the Philippine Campaign in World War II and several other edits. The Commissioners who made and seconded the motion accepted these changes as friendly amendments. The motion was approved unanimously
  4. Public Comment on the History–Social Science Framework

    After completing its action Chair Honig called for public comment. Linda Sax Snaid provided comment. Board member and Commission liaison Sandoval expressed her appreciation to the writers, Commissioners, and public for their contributions before the meeting was adjourned.

    SMC Chair Honig adjourned the meeting at approximately 4 p.m.
The History–Social Science SMC completed its work on March 24th. The second day of the meeting, March 25th was canceled.
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