Proposed Bill Would Incorporate LGBT Info in Public School Curriculum (ParentDish)
Abraham Lincoln. Rosa Parks. John F. Kennedy. Harvey Milk?
If a California state senator has his way, the state's public schools will be required to teach students about the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, such as Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.
Sen. Mark Leno, an openly gay legislator from San Francisco, is proposing Senate Bill 48, known as the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act. The bill would ensure that LGBT people and history are fairly and accurately included in instructional materials and would help combat bullying in schools, according to a press release from LGBT advocacy organization Equality California (EQCA), one of the bill's sponsors.
"Most textbooks don't include any historical information about the LGBT movement, which has great significance to both California and U.S. history," Leno says in the release.
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