A Montana judge upholds a claim regarding original education requirements

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A Montana judge refused to dismiss A lawsuit Tuesday, by Native American tribes, parents and students against state education leaders who claim that the state’s unique constitutional requirement to teach students about Native American history and culture has not been upheld.

said Judge Amy Eddy, who explained that she would provide the exact justification for her ruling in about a month.

The hearing came 50 years after the state constitution included this educational requirement. Other countries, incl ConnecticutWashington, Oregon, California and North Dakota have committed in recent years to strengthening these types of educational requirements, but Montana remains the only one to include them in its constitution.