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Resistance Continues to Union Campaign for Labor History Curriculum in Public Schools

A June 15 article by Stephen Singer, an Associated Press reporter based in Connecticut, reports on the continued campaign by labor unions (particularly teachers’ unions) to enact laws encouraging or requiring public schools to teach a biased version of labor history in public schools. Connecticut has been one of the states targeted for this legislation.

Unions Push State Legislatures for Labor History Courses – Fox News via Associated Press – June 16, 2014

Of course, California is the center of the push for labor history in public schools. As one of the few people who track this movement from a critical viewpoint, I’m quoted in the AP article.

Here are some of my writings on labor history requirements in public schools:

How Will Students Celebrate Labor History Month in California Schools?www.UnionWatch.org – December 31, 2012

Soon, a Whole Month to Subject California Students to Union Propaganda in the Classroom – www.LaborIssuesSolutions.com – April 14, 2012

Opposition Letter to California Assembly Bill 2269 (Labor History Month) – April 12, 2012

Labor History in Public Schools: Unions Get ‘Em While They’re Young – article in journal Government Union Review – (Volume 21, Number 1) 2004.

New California Law for 2013: Labor History Month in Public Schools

My article on Assembly Bill 2269, which establishes Labor History Month in California public schools, was posted on December 31, 2012 on www.UnionWatch.org. See How Will Students Celebrate Labor History Month in California Schools?

AB 2269 was signed into law in September 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown.

I wrote about this bill on April 14, 2012 in Soon, a Whole Month to Subject California Students to Union Propaganda in the Classroom. Here is the letter I submitted to the author of the bill in opposition: Dayton Letter Opposed to Assembly Bill 2269 – Labor History Month.

There was very little press coverage of this bill, but here’s an excerpt from a short article (Jerry Brown Signs Bill Declaring May to be Labor History Month) in the Sacramento Bee on September 26, 2012:

Gov. Jerry Brown, like the Democratic-controlled California Legislature, wants schoolchildren to learn about labor unions, preferably when they are in school and aren’t too busy with other matters…

Labor unions have had a significant impact on labor conditions for workers nationwide. They are also major contributors to Democratic politicians and their causes.

Also, see my article published in 2003 in the journal Government Union Review (Volume 21, Number 1): Labor History in Public Schools: Unions Get ‘Em While They’re Young