Doing his best to channel George Wallace, Governor Doug Ducey is banning Critical Race Theory in schools. Citing Arizona’s leadership in education, while also declaring that he is “protecting Arizonans against divisive and regressive lessons”. Let’s not forget that in 1987, Arizona’s own Governor Evan Mecham rescinded the MLK holiday and decided to offer up a “Civil Rights Day” instead, to be “celebrated” on a Sunday. This cost the state a Super Bowl and around $200 million in revenue. This resulted in our state being the last in the nation to formally accept the MLK holiday. If you just found out about this bit of trivia by reading this blog, then you also just found out WHY teaching Critical Race Theory is important.

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