HB 17-1022 (Salazar) Changes to Teaching History in Public Schools
The bill requires that the history, culture and contribution of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans be included in a high school history course as a graduation requirement.
The Colorado Children’s Campaign affirms it is important to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of history and culture and to highlight contributions from diverse groups.
The bill died in the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee on a vote of 3-2.
February 3, 2017
Passed the House Education Committee on a party line 7-6 vote and now heads to the House Appropriations Committee.
January 27, 2017
Scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee on Monday, Jan. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 0112.
January 20, 2017
Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Education Committee.