Massachusetts State Senator Brendan Crighton will be addressing the Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee on January 19, 2022 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Crighton will be discussing a bill that has passed the legislature called the Holocaust Education Bill, (S 2557) an Act Concerning Genocide Education, which Gov. Baker signed into law on December 2nd, 2021. This bill helps school districts develop lesson plans concerning the Holocaust and other mass atrocities and genocides. Legislators have said that common knowledge on these subjects has been declining. In addition, this bill sets up a Genocide Education Trust Fund for the purpose of educating middle and high schoolers on the history of genocide.
Senator Crighton will also speak on another bill that is being considered in the Senate Education Committee currently. This bill, (S 365) “An Act Relative to Anti-Racism, Equity and Justice in Education” has eleven petitioners, including Senator Crighton. Crighton has represented the 3rd Essex District in the Massachusetts Senate since 2018.
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