District 91 in Forest Park to teach LGBTQ history

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FOREST PARK — School District 91 in Forest Park has said it will teach LGBTQ history, according to a local newspaper.

The Forest Park Review reported on Tuesday that the district will be following the Inclusive Curriculum Law that was signed this summer.

“We believe that it is not only required by law but the right thing to do,” said District 91 Superintendent Louis Cavallo to the Review. 

“District 91 has adopted an equity imperative that includes a commitment to nurturing dialogue around all issues of inequity, including gender identity and sexual orientation.  The district will be examining our history curriculum this year for opportunities to include meaningful, age-appropriate instruction on the contributions of LGBTQindividuals for inclusion in our instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.”

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the law in August. It goes into effect on July 1, 2020.

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