The legislation singles out a day in memory of the "100 million victims of communism worldwide" and calls for inclusion of lessons on it in high school social studies class.
Students will learn about the “100 million victims of Communism worldwide” for at least 45 minutes every school year, according to a bill that advanced Monday.
Republican Sen. Manny Diaz is sponsoring the legislation (SB 268) that would have high school students start the instruction for the 2023-24 school year. In addition, the legislation calls for the Governor to proclaim Nov. 7 “Victims of Communism Day starting in 2023 and continuing annually thereafter.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the bill and it will move to the full Senate floor Wednesday.