Pritzker Signs Law Making Illinois First State to Require Asian American History Be Taught in Schools
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law a new measure making Illinois the first state in the U.S. to require Asian-American history be taught in public schools.
Illinois is poised to become the first state to require that public schools teach their students the history of Asian Americans, who have endured an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Asian American Pacific Islander communities in the Chicago area share personal accounts of the racism and microaggressions they’ve experienced.