A new wave of laws go into effect in Florida on July 1st. Included on the list: Holocaust education, a controversy stirred in Palm Beach County.
William Latson, a former principal for Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, was fired for sending an email to a parent, claiming he could not say the Holocaust was a “factual event.” Since then, State Senator Lauren Book, who represents Broward County, pushed the bill to become law. It now requires school districts to annually submit plans on how they will cover the history of the Holocaust in its curriculum.
Of the 3,500 bills filed by lawmakers, only 191 will become laws. Here are a few: