- Mar 2019
NEW LAW: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new bill into law on Friday that ensures the contributions of LGBTQ people are taught in public schools. https://wrex.com/category/2019/08/12/lgbtq-history-curriculum-will-now-be-taught-in-illinois-schools/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_13WREX …
LGBTQ history curriculum will now be taught in Illinois schools - WREX
The bill passed the Senate and House earlier this year and is scheduled to go into effect in July 2020.
7:36 AM - Aug 12, 2019
So if I am reading this story correctly, starting next year in Illinois, history teachers will teach — by law — not only that Sally Ride was the first U.S. woman in space, but also the first U.S. lesbian in space.
I skimmed the bill but didn’t see anything specifying “public high schools,” so we’re guessing this goes all the way to public elementary schools.
I didn't realize they had different History. Do they have different Geography and Math, too ?