Senate Bill in Florida Would Require Teaching Sept. 11 Attacks

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Schools would be required to teach about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 under a bill that passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday.

Teachers often skip that chapter of American history because it's so recent and they run out of time, said Sen. Thad Altman, R-Melbourne, sponsor of SB 1422.

While the 'yes' vote was unanimous, Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff said she's not sure it's a good idea for the Legislature to micromanage school curriculums.

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