By Stacey Barchenger || The Arizona Republic
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs offered GOP lawmakers another reality check of divided government Thursday in vetoing an anti-“critical race theory” bill.
Hobbs killed Senate Bill 1305, which would have written seven provisions into state law dictating what, and how, K-12 students learn about race and ethnicity.
What did Hobbs say in veto?
“It is time to stop utilizing students and teachers in culture wars based on fearmongering and unfounded accusations,” Hobbs wrote in her two-paragraph veto letter. “Bills like SB 1305 only serve to divide and antagonize.”
She asked lawmakers to focus instead on school funding, retaining teachers, and fixing school facilities.
Education policy is an area with some of the deepest ideological divides between the Democratic governor and the Republican-majority Legislature.
This issue seems familiar, right?