Select Page

Evers signs bill requiring Hmong and Asian American instruction in K-12 schools

Governor Evers announced today that he has signed AB 232 into law as 2023 Wisconsin Act 266. The new law requires school boards to provide instruction on Hmong and Asian Americans as part of already required instruction on human relations and certain demographic groups. Similar legislation has been introduced several times in previous sessions and the idea has slowly gained an enormous showing of bipartisan support, passing the Assembly unanimously earlier this session.

From a Legislative Reference Bureau Analysis: “Current law requires each school board to provide an instructional program designed to give pupils an understanding of human relations, particularly with regard to American Indians, Black Americans, and Hispanics. This bill directs school boards to include in that instructional program information related to understanding human relations with regard to Hmong Americans and Asian Americans.”