Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Friday that prohibits the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in local and state government institutions. The bill had previously passed both chambers of the state legislature with a 31-25 vote in the House and 16-12 in the Senate, respectively.
“When I took office, I vowed to use taxpayer dollars responsibly, and funding training on political commentary is not responsible spending,” Ducey said in a statement. “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.”
“Here in Arizona, we’re going to continue to be leaders on civics education and teach important lessons about our nation’s history,” he added.
Today I am proud to sign HB 2906, prohibiting the concerning practice of critical race theory, the latest action in just the past week to prevent the