The Genocide Education Act, filed by State Rep. Roy, was signed into law by Gov. Baker in a ceremony at the State Library. The bill, approved by 198 of the 200 members of the General Court, will require public schools to teach the history of genocides and create a fund to help support the new curriculum. Upon signing, Massachusetts become the 20th state to have adopted mandatory Holocaust and genocide education.
“Massachusetts has always been at the forefront of human rights issues and with the passage of this bill, we can do it again,” said Rep. Roy . “We can arm our students with the knowledge they will need to recognize the warning signs and feel empowered to prevent genocides in the future. Making genocide education a mandatory topic for teaching in our schools is a reaffirmation of the commitment of free peoples from all nations to never again permit the occurrence of another genocide, and to deter indifference to crimes against humanity and human suffering wherever they occur.”
You can learn more about the new law and view Rep. Roy’s floor remarks on the bill by clicking here (https://jeffreyroy.com/2021/11/17/house-passes-genocide-education-act/)
|State Representative Jeff Roy: State House Updates - March 2022|
There is more information in this newsletter update from Rep Roy. Follow the link to review the full set of contents -> https://mailchi.mp/c673ec56df21/march-2021-newsletter-6780281?e=6ead984465