ASSEMBLY, No. 6100

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED DECEMBER 2, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  RAJ MUKHERJI

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblywoman  MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Assemblywoman  BRITNEE N. TIMBERLAKE

District 34 (Essex and Passaic)

 

 

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Stanley, Assemblywomen Murphy, Vainieri Huttle, McKnight, Assemblymen Benson, Chiaravalloti, Zwicker, Assemblywoman Stanfield, Assemblymen Johnson, Verrelli, Rooney, DePhillips, Assemblywoman Reynolds-Jackson, Assemblymen Karabinchak, Moriarty and Assemblywoman Carter

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires school districts to provide instruction on history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of implementation of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Social Studies.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning instruction on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in public schools and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  A board of education shall include instruction on the history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in an appropriate place in the curriculum of students in grades kindergarten through 12 as part of the school district's implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Social Studies.

     b.    A board of education shall have policies and procedures in place pertaining to the selection of instructional materials to implement the requirements of section a. of this section.  When adopting instructional materials for use in the school district, a board of education shall adopt inclusive instructional materials that portray the cultural and economic diversity of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately and shall first apply to the 2021-2022 school year.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires a board of education to include instruction on the history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in an appropriate place in the curriculum of students in grades kindergarten through 12 as part of the district's implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Social Studies.  The bill would also require a board of education to have policies and procedures in place pertaining to the selection of instructional materials that comply with the provisions of this bill.  In adopting materials for use in the school district, a board of education would be required to adopt inclusive instructional materials that portray the cultural and economic diversity of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.