PA 15-17—sSB 963

Education Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING A LABOR AND FREE MARKET CAPITALISM CURRICULUM

SUMMARY: This act requires the State Board of Education (SBE), within available appropriations and using available 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, 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

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