Should there be a grant program to teach about the Holocaust? I wish it weren’t necessary but an education doesn’t include the same things from one school to the next, community or city. The emphasis placed on school circular is not the same in public vs private vs home schooling. Allowing community based choices and home schooling was the basis of changing the circular to those topics which parents believed were more to their own thought process. Now private and home schooling exists in an environment where we may “choose” what is taught so long as core courses such as math and some sciences are maintained. This has ensured the fragmentation of our society. Civics, U.S.Government, World History and many others have fallen to the wayside while Religious indoctrination has replaced other courses that were generalized or generic. I learned about the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Civics, U.S. History, World History (not only white) and took many other courses in high school along with my core courses. When my daughter was in high school I asked her about Vietnam, she had no clue. Holocaust, no clue. She explained that they were only taught what they needed to pass the achievement tests which left out the most important topics that needed to be discussed. Now we have Betsy DeVos destroying the curricula even further. In the book “1984” the public programming began with controlling information and with that limiting thought. We started the process thirty years ago. You want to fix it. Fix and emphasize uniform public education. We need to learn together, be exposed to similar curriculum based on facts not beliefs, establish equal standards for everyone and learn to live together. We have done this to ourselves and we can undo it if we have the will. Special grants should not be needed unless our educational curriculum is deficient.