Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) on Monday signed into law a bill that requires the state’s public schools to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides, The Associated Press reported.
“Today more than ever, we need the learning opportunities that a bill like this will bring to our schools,” Brown said at a signing ceremony.
Schools will reportedly be required to “prepare students to confront the immorality of the Holocaust, genocide, and other acts of mass violence and to reflect on the causes of related historical events” starting the 2020-2021 school year.
Claire Sarnowski, a 14-year-old, introduced the bill after she was inspired by a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor named Alter Wiener speaking about his experience in the Nazi concentration camps during a lecture at school.
Read more at The Hill.