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Evers Signs Bill to Require Holocaust Education

By John Forester | April 29, 2021

From WisPolitics.com …

Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill to require Holocaust education be included in all public and private school curriculums.

Evers signed SB 69, creating Wisconsin Act 30, alongside Jewish community advocates and state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle yesterday. The law requires all schools to provide Holocaust instruction to students grades five through eight once and provide Holocaust instruction again at least once more for students grade nine through 12.

The act also requires the Department of Public Instruction to create Holocaust education lessons with input from groups dedicated to Holocaust education and other state agencies that have already developed similar lessons.

The Assembly and Senate both passed the bill with unanimous votes.

“Hate, bigotry and anti-semitism have no place in Wisconsin,” Evers said. “Through education, there’s hope for a better, more inclusive, more equitable, more compassionate Wisconsin for every family.”

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