Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) has signed a bill banning the teaching of critical race theory in state schools.
“When I took office, I vowed to use taxpayer dollars responsibly, and funding training on political commentary is not responsible spending,” Ducey said. “I am not going to waste public dollars on lessons that imply the superiority of any race and hinder free speech. House Bill 2906 goes a long way towards protecting Arizonans against divisive and regressive lessons.”
The measure passed with a 31-25 vote in the House and 16-12 vote in the Senate.
Arizona state Rep. Michelle Udall said “We should be focused on bringing people together, not pushing people apart. Critical race theory will do nothing but increase divisiveness in our communities, which I think we can all agree we should try to prevent.”