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A BILL REQUIRING SCHOOLS TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF LESBIAN, GAY AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE THROUGHOUT HISTORY PASSED THE HOUSE WEDNESDAY.

 

THE LEGISLATION APPLIES TO GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE…AND IS MEANT TO DISPEL NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES AND CREATE A MORE TOLERANT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SAYS REPRESENTATIVE ANNA MOELLER OF ELGIN.

 

 

SUPPORTERS SAYS HISTORY CURRICULUM SHOULDN’T BE DISCRIMINATIVE AND LEAVE OUT CERTAIN GROUPS OF PEOPLE. BUT OPPONENTS, LIKE REPRESENTATIVE TOM MORRISON OF PALATINE HAVE CONCERNS.

 

 

THE L-G-B-T-Q HISTORY REQUIREMENT APPLIES TO STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE. THE SENATE WILL CONSIDER THE LEGISLATION NEXT.

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