The Maria Montessori Academy in North Ogden, Utah made national headlines last week when it offered opt-out forms to its parents after some were unwilling to allow their children to participate in the school's Black History Month curriculum.
The school's curriculum is based on state social studies standards.
The school's school director Micah Hirokawa said that he "reluctantly" issued a letter explaining that families are allowed "to exercise their civil rights to not participate in Black History Month at the school."
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