Asian American History required in IL schools
In July 2021, Illinois passed the TEAACH Act which stands for Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History. It requires that Illinois public elementary and high schools include a unit on the history of Asian Americans in Illinois and the Midwest, as well as the contribution of Asian Americans toward advancing civil rights from the 19th century-onward in its curriculum. It marks Illinois as the first state in the nation to mandate such teachings.
Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago
Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in Urbana
Acting Director, Cecilia J. Lauby Teacher Education Center at Illinois State University
A first-in-the-nation Illinois law requiring schools to teach Asian American history goes into effect this fall.— Mila Koumpilova (@MilaKoumpilova) August 29, 2022
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