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WV Delegate introduce Holocaust curriculum legislation

January 28th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, Delegate Josh Higginbotham, R-Putnam, announced plans to introduce a bill requiring middle and high schools to include within their curriculum instruction on the Holocaust and other genocides.


The bill would ensure that public school students will learn about the Holocaust in class.


“West Virginians in public schools need to learn what hatred and bigotry will do if we don’t learn our history,” Delegate Higginbotham said. “In a time when fewer and fewer young West Virginians claim to be unaware of the atrocities of the Holocaust, it’s imperative that we make sure our children never forget the victims of this tragic chapter in our history.”


“Schools teach tolerance and acceptance — which is great — but the lessons about the consequences of hatred are avoided,” Delegate Higginbotham said. “This bill will encourage discussions in our classrooms to avoid tragedies like this from happening again.”


The bill will be introduced later this week.


2 Responses to “WV Delegate introduce Holocaust curriculum legislation”

  1. January 28, 2020 at 6:07 pm, Brian said:

    This is a great idea most people under 50 don’t understand the Holocaust it will be good to also include how communist leaders we’re responsible for Millions of deaths of their own people


    • January 28, 2020 at 11:04 pm, Bob said:

      > It would seem that remedial courses in basic English grammar for products of local schools are called for as well.


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