Illinois law to require Asian American history in schools

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SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public school students will be taught Asian American history under a law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

The topics will include the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II; the military service of Asian Americans; Illinois history of Asian Americans; and the role of Asian Americans in expanding civil rights.

Pritzker signed the bill into law at Niles West High School in Skokie. State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz was the sponsor. She says the “best weapon against ignorance is education.”

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