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Legislation would require education about Holocaust in Pennsylvania schools

Posted on AllSides March 12th, 2024
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A planned Senate bill would require Pennsylvania schools to teach curriculum about the Holocaust, genocide, and civil rights as part of an effort to inform young people in Pennsylvania about what happened.

The legislation being drafted by Sen. Doug Mastriano would require schools to offer age-appropriate education about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights violations, according to a January sponsorship memo.

"Act 70 was passed by the General Assembly and enacted beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. The law recommended holocaust, genocide, and human rights education but...

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