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Vote on social studies standards likely to be today

Social conservatives on the State Board of Education were poised late Thursday night to push for a curriculum standard that would encourage high school students to question the legal doctrine of church-state separation – a sore point for social conservative groups across the country.

After working on scores of additions and changes to new social studies standards for elementary and middle schools, board members turned their attention to the requirements for high schools – where most of the disputes on the board have surfaced.

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