- Effective at the start of the 2023-2024 school year, all public elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island will be required to teach Asian American history and culture to students, based on the new bill that Governor Dan McKee signed into law on Saturday.
- Rhode Island is now the fourth state in the U.S, following New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois, to require Asian-American studies in its public school curriculum.
- McKee signed the piece of legislation during the opening ceremonies of the Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival in the city of Pawtucket.
- “Rhode Island’s strength is in its diversity and this important legislation will do so much to highlight the rich history and heritage of the Asian American community and the positive impact they’ve had on our state and country,” the governor said during the event.
- State Representative Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung (R, RI-15), who sponsored the bill in the House, said: “Combined with the rising bias against Asian Americans, there is a clear need to break this cycle of cultural misunderstandings and this legislation is a good first step in that direction.”
Schools in the state of Rhode Island will now be required to teach Asian American history and culture to students.
According to a new bill signed into law by Governor Dan McKee on Saturday, which is set to take effect at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, all public elementary and secondary schools in the state will be required to each teach at least one unit on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander history and culture.
North Korean defector says she’s ‘terrified’ of son’s socialist ‘indoctrination’ in US public schools
- In an interview with Fox News on June 15, North Korean defector Yeonmi Park, 28, criticized what she described to be a “massive indoctrination coming from the left” in U.S. public schools.
- She explained that her son was being educated to “think like [a] socialist” and taught that socialism is “a good, benevolent system.”
- Park stated that socialism was a “playbook” for dictators and the elite to keep all of the power by promising a paradise.
- Park has appeared on Fox News on several occasions. Last year, she appeared to warn viewers of the “Marxist” parallels between cancel culture and the Kim Jong Un regime.
- Her bestselling book, “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” was published in 2016, with some reviewers describing it as “life-changing.”
North Korean defector and human rights activist Yeonmi Park, 28, criticized what she described to be a “massive indoctrination coming from the left” in U.S. public schools.
In an interview with Fox News on June 15, Park detailed how she escaped North Korea at age 13 and was held captive in China by human traffickers, but said she still finds herself “fighting for freedom even in America.”Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
- The state legislature passed the bill on Tuesday, after it passed the state Senate in early December and the General Assembly on Monday.
- If signed into law by NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, the bill would require public schools in the state to teach Asian American history.
New Jersey is on its way to becoming the second state to require public schools to teach Asian American history as an approved bill heads to the governor’s desk.
The state legislature approved the bill on Tuesday after it passed the Senate earlier in December and the General Assembly on Monday. Governor Phil Murphy is set to sign the bill, according to NBC News.
A federal judge has junked the lawsuit that former San Francisco school board vice president Alison Collins filed in March against the school district and five of her colleagues who voted to strip her of her board position.
The case: Collins alleged that the school district and her colleagues violated her right to free speech when they voted to remove her from board committees and her vice presidency position over tweets she posted in 2016, reported the SF Chronicle.
Lang Lang, one of world’s most famous classical pianists, recently donated nearly $1 million for school piano education to six public schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 35-year-old pianist, while speaking to an audience of second graders at Thomas Holme Elementary School, said Philadelphia has always been like a second home to him.