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AB-1900 Labor History Week.(2001-2002)

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Assembly Bill No. 1900
CHAPTER 366

An act to add Section 51009 to the Education Code, relating to labor history.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 05, 2002. Approved by Governor  September 04, 2002. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1900, Nakano. Labor History Week.
Existing law requires all instructional materials adopted by any governing board for use in schools to be, to the satisfaction of the governing board, accurate, objective, current, and suited to the needs and comprehension of pupils at their respective grade levels.
This bill would deem the first week of April to be Labor History Week and would encourage school districts to commemorate that week with appropriate educational exercises that make pupils aware of the role that the labor movement has played in shaping California and the United States.
This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature that California labor history be considered in the next cycle in which the history/social science curriculum framework and its accompanying instructional materials are adopted.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 51009 is added to the Education Code, to read:

51009.
 The first week of April is hereby deemed to be Labor History Week throughout the public schools, and school districts are encouraged to commemorate this week with appropriate educational exercises that make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has played in shaping California and the United States.

SEC. 2.

 It is the intent of the Legislature that California labor history, from the Spanish colonial period to the present day, be considered in the next cycle in which the history/social science curriculum framework and its accompanying instructional materials are adopted.