Republican Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey took further action to combat the teaching of critical race theory on Friday, this time directing the ban towards local governments.
The governor signed House Bill 2906, “which prohibits the state and any local governments from requiring their employees to engage in orientation, training or therapy that suggest an employee is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,” per the governor’s website. The bill passed the House legislature in a 31-25 vote and passed the Senate in a 16-12 vote.
“When I took office, I vowed to use taxpayer dollars responsibly, and funding training on political commentary is not responsible spending,” Governor 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. My thanks go out to Representative Udall, Representative Hoffman and Senator Livingston for their