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Holocaust Changes in New York State Schools

There are still a few weeks left of summer 2022 here in New York State. Most children still go to camps or play with friends all day at the playground or on a family camping trip. But the work didn’t stop over the summer for educators in New York State.

When the first day of school arrives this fall, new laws will be implemented in New York State classrooms. New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new law in place that ensures students learn about significant historical events; specifically the Holocaust. The legislation will require audits of schools to ensure that they comply with Holocaust curriculum requirements.

My dad was a history teacher at West Seneca New York and even though I wasn’t one of his students in a class, I learned to respect history and the people and places that shaped our world. in good and bad times.

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Mr Winston Churchill.

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