Results for - Should Schools teach LGBTQ History?

3,257 voters participated in this survey

Starting next year, Illinois public schools will be required by law to include LGBTQ history in their curriculums. On Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed House Bill 246, which mandates that the subject be taught as of July 1, 2020. The measure stipulates that students must study “the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.” The bill also includes similar mandates for African American history and that of various other groups, including Polish, Irish, Italian, Hispanic and Asian Americans. A 2015 survey cited by the office of State Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) showed nearly 70 percent of LGBTQ students in Illinois have been verbally harassed due to their sexual orientation. Steans was the sponsor of the bill. “It is my hope that teaching students about the valuable contributions LGBTQ individuals have made throughout history will create a safer environment with fewer incidents of harassment,” Steans said. “LGBTQ children and teenagers will also be able to look to new role models who share life experiences with them.”

1. Do you support that LGBTQ history should be part of high school curriculum?

Yes
42%
1,333 votes
No
58%
1,867 votes

2. Do you think that students in high-schools should learn about the history of LGBTQ and African-Americans?

Yes
42%
1,349 votes
No
35%
1,106 votes
Undecided
23%
745 votes

3. Do you think teaching about history of LGBTQ can have a bad influence over determination of gender and sexuality within the high school students?

Yes
32%
1,008 votes
No
46%
1,465 votes
Undecided
23%
727 votes

4. Do you think teaching about oppressive history might lead students to become rebels in the future?

Yes
18%
588 votes
No
48%
1,523 votes
Undecided
34%
1,089 votes
08/13/2019 Education 3257 155 By: Tellwut

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