MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis Public Schools has cut ties with a publisher that provided books with racial stereotypes.
The books were part of a reading curriculum created by the Utah-based company Reading Horizons.
Parents complained that the company’s books contained stories and pictures that reinforce negative stereotypes.
The interim superintendent of the district previously acknowledged the books were not comprehensively vetted and the books were returned with the expectation they would be revised.
On Tuesday night, the school board decided to end its contract with the publisher.
Reading Horizons says it is deeply sorry and is dedicated to implementing meaningful long-term solutions to improve its resources for students across the country.