School District of La Crosse supports Hmong education bill

The La Crosse School District is officially supporting a Wisconsin bill that would teach students about the recent history of the Hmong population.

The District’s school board passed a resolution unanimously supporting Assembly Bill 34.

The bill would direct school districts in the state to teach about the Hmong people in the Vietnam War, as well as why many emigrated to the United States.

District Superintendent Randy Nelson says the district can do more to teach students about Hmong people.

“We can expand our own curriculum here. We have pieces at grades two, four, seven and ten based on the work we’ve done in the past and connecting those to state standards and history and social studies. And so it’s those important pieces, we want to do more of that locally,” said School District of La Crosse Superintendent Randy Nelson.

La Crosse State Representative Jill Billings is a co-author of the bill.

It was introduced in January of 2017.

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