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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
27-20.8 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/27-20.8 new)
Asian American history study.
(a) Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, every public
elementary school and high school shall include in its
curriculum a unit of instruction studying the events of Asian
American history, including the history of Asian Americans in
Illinois and the Midwest, as well as the contributions of
Asian Americans toward advancing civil rights from the 19th
century onward. These events shall include the contributions
made by individual Asian Americans in government and the arts,
humanities, and sciences, as well as the contributions of
Asian American communities to the economic, cultural, social,
and political development of the United States. The studying
of this material shall constitute an affirmation by students
of their commitment to respect the dignity of all races and
peoples and to forever eschew every form of discrimination in
their lives and careers.
(b) The State Superintendent of Education may prepare and