I agree that current events are so important. Students should be able to discuss them in class. I do not agree that curriculum is perfect (I actually discuss this in my blog post this week). History textbooks tend to focus on white men, and not so much on women and other races, who also played a big part in our nations history. It isn’t so much modifying curriculum to include one student, it is modifying curriculum so all students can see that not only white males made a difference.