May 28, 2019

Oregon lawmakers to require schools include Holocaust in curriculum

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The Oregon State House unanimously voted on Tuesday to require public schools to teach students about the Holocaust, sending the legislation to the governor's desk, reports AP.

Why it matters: New polling data reveals that 1 in 5 American millennials do not know about the Holocaust, while anti-Semitic attacks have nearly quadrupled in K-12 schools from 2015 to 2017, per AP. If the governor signs the bill, Oregon will become the 11th state to demand that schools include the historic event in their teachings.

Other states requiring the Holocaust be featured in K-12 curricula:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
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