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State Senator Larry Obhof announced today that the Ohio Senate has unanimously voted to approve Senate Bill 165, legislation that would incorporate the study of certain historically significant documents into the high school education curriculum.

Under Senate Bill 165, the Declaration of Independence, the United States and Ohio Constitutions, and the Northwest Ordinance would be included in the state's model curricula and achievement assessments for instruction in Ohio high schools. The curricula would include reading the primary documents.

"It is our hope that by reading these documents, students will come to better understand America's unique place in history," Obhof said. "They will learn about our system of government, and they will better understand their rights as citizens."

Senate Bill 165 now moves to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration.

State Senator Larry Obhof represents the 22nd Ohio Senate District, which encompasses Medina, Holmes and Wayne counties and portions of Ashland County. For more information, please visit
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