To the editor:
April 28 was Holocaust Remembrance Day.
It is disappointing that New York state lawmakers failed to pass legislation which would have looked into how the state’s public schools are teaching students about this past history.
Many students belonging to today’s generation in high school and college have little or no understanding of how Nazi Germany during World War II murdered more than 6 million Jews.
Shame on the Assembly’s Ways and Means Committee chair Helene Weinstein for refusing to allow this bill out of her committee so it could move on to the full 150-member Assembly for a vote.
The silence of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, state senate majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Gov. Kathy Hochul, state comptroller Tom DiNapoli, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand in not endorsing this critical piece of legislation was an abdication of their respective leadership on this critical issue.