Today, 04:36 PM
Bill would require teaching of California students about Russian interference for Trump
Unwilling to wait for history to become, well, history, a Marin County legislator wants to make sure state schools teach students about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, requiring the topic in history classes.
Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, said he is introducing a bill to require the State Board of Education to develop curriculum to ensure “all California students will learn how the Russian government conspired to influence the United States Presidential Election to elect Donald Trump,” according to his office.
“The work of 17 intelligence agencies including the FBI and CIA confirmed Russian interference in our election,” he said. “This is a threat to our democracy and must be treated with appropriate significance in American history.”
While federal authorities have said Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the leaking of Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails, a full inquiry into the matter is pending. Congressional leaders have called for further investigation into Russian involvement, as well as the handling of information by FBI Director James Comey in the lead-up to the election.