Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 69, now Wisconsin Act 30, requiring lessons about the Holocaust and other genocides be incorporated into social studies education for Wisconsin middle school and high school students.
“This bill will affect generations of kids in our state and bring increased awareness, and recognition in our schools to the tragedies of the Holocaust, the pervasiveness of anti-Semitism to this day, and hopefully cultivate a generation that is more compassionate, more empathetic, and more inclusive,” said Gov. Evers in a statement. “States across our country require or encourage education about the Holocaust for students, I am glad that today, Wisconsin will be joining them.”
Evers signed the bill at the headquarters of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, according to a news release from the governor’s office.