Why should students learn about the Holocaust?

I think students should learn about the Holocaust because it lets people know that human beings can be cruel to others with no apparent reason. It also teaches them that many Jews died and that genocide should stop all around the world because not everybody is the same.

What contemporary issue would you be interested to learn more about and take action on?

I would like to learn more about bullying because bullying has taken a significant role in schools all across the nation and the victims are not speaking up. They are afraid to speak up because they think that the bully will strike harder and more vicious than usual because they told an adult. May be this is because the punishments for bullying is not severe enough and one detention wont be enough to stop a bully from tormenting classmates.