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Genocide Education Requirement On Way To Michigan Governor

A bill to require older schoolchildren to learn about the Holocaust and the 1915 massacre of Armenians has been sent to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (Associated Press).

The state House gave final approval on the bill Wednesday. It would require lessons on the Holocaust and the Armenian massacre. Older schoolchildren must be taught about the Holocaust and the 1915 Armenian Genocide under a bill that won approval Wednesday, May 18 in the Michigan State Senate, the Oakland Press reports.

The lessons would be taught at some point between grades 8-12, according to the bill by Republican Rep. Klint Kesto, and Gov. Rick Snyder would have to make appointments to a 15-member genocide education panel.

The bill says instruction doesn’t need to be limited to the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, but those were the only two formally acknowledged in the legislation.

Historians estimate that as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks in an event widely viewed by historians as genocide, a term the legislation also uses.



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Armweeklynews.am [28.05.2016]
Genocide Education Requirement On Way To Michigan Governor