Arizona Superintendent Disagrees with Judge’s Ruling Issues Statement on Decision in Tucson Ethnic Studies Case

Published: December 29th, 2017


(Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 29, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas issued the following statement today regarding Judge Tashima’s ruling in the case regarding Arizona state law 15-112:

“I am disappointed with the Judge’s ruling in this case. I am looking forward to a scheduled meeting with Legislative leadership next week. My first item on the agenda, will be to see if we can find a legislative remedy to the judge’s ruling,” said Superintendent Douglas.

“I am supportive of teaching history and cultural studies,” added Douglas, “but I don’t understand why the Judge felt he needed to strike down the entire law. The provisions that prevent tax payer dollars being used for classes that promote the overthrow of the United States Government or promote resentment towards a race or class of people, just sound like common sense to me. Those should stay.”