OLR Bill Analysis

SB 963

AN ACT CONCERNING A LABOR AND FREE MARKET CAPITALISM CURRICULUM.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the State Board of Education (SBE), within available appropriations and using available resource materials, to assist and encourage local and regional boards of education to include in their curricula (1) labor history and law, including organized labor, the collective bargaining process, and existing legal protections in the workplace; (2) the history and economics of free-market capitalism and entrepreneurialism; and (3) the role of labor and capitalism in developing the American and world economies.

By law, unchanged by the bill, SBE must similarly assist and encourage boards of education to include in their curricula topics such as the Holocaust, the Great Famine in Ireland, and African-American History.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

The Labor Committee favorably reported out a bill (SB 910) on March 12 that also adds labor history, but not free-market capitalism history, to the same statute.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Education Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

26

Nay

6

(03/11/2015)