Michigan Governor Rick Snyder passed Bill 4493 in June, making it mandatory for high schools to educate students at least six hours a year on genocide. Including but not limited to the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide.
State representative Klint Kesto introduced the bill in 2015 that was written by Judith Kovach.
“Studies have shown that people don’t know about genocide or why they happened.” Kesto said. “The passing of this bill is about humanity, getting rid of evil and hate.” He made note of the current slayings in the Middle East; Islamic extremists targeting religious minorities.