Oregon Passes Law Mandating Schools Teach About The Holocaust

Oregon’s governor Kate Brown signed a bill earlier this week that will require public schools to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides. The bill was initiated by a 14-year-old girl who had befriended a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor.

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Beginning in the 2020-21 term, schools must provide such teaching to “prepare students to confront the immorality of the Holocaust, genocide, and other acts of mass violence and to reflect on the causes of related historical events.” Schools also must encourage cultural diversity and emphasize the importance of protecting international human rights, according to the bill.

Sarnowski told lawmakers earlier this year that Holocaust education should be required in all schools to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.

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Source: Oregon Passes Law Mandating Schools Teach About The Holocaust | The Jerusalem Post

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