critical race theory

Empower Hotline, Arizona Department of Education, Mesa Public Schools, Catalina Foothills School District
Jun 9, 2023

Department of Education evaluating two investigations reported to Empower Hotline

The Empower Hotline, a tipline for reporting “critical race theory,” as well as “gender ideology, social emotional learning, or inappropriate sexual content,” only has two active investigations, according to the Arizona Department of Education.  

Quezada, Senate committee, rejected
Jun 1, 2023

Senate panel rejects former lawmaker over incendiary politics

A Senate committee voted Wednesday, as expected, to recommend the rejection of a former Democratic lawmaker to lead a state agency, citing his past political comments.  

diversity, equity, inclusion, Arizona,
Apr 18, 2023

GOP states targeting diversity, equity efforts in higher ed

Republican lawmakers in at least a dozen states have proposed more than 30 bills this year targeting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in higher education, an Associated Press analysis found using the bill-tracking software Plural.

Hobbs, vetoes, governor, bills
Apr 6, 2023

Hobbs vetoes 8 more bills, headed for record number

Proposals to cut food and rental taxes; a bill banning some messages on highway billboards; a measure to stop unhoused people from camping on streets and sidewalks. They’ve all died on the desk of Gov. Katie Hobbs, who reached a new veto milestone on Thursday morning when she rejected eight bills, bringing her total number of vetoes this year to 37.

critical race theory, public schools, Horne, Save Our Schools, academics, CRT, Empower Hotline
Mar 24, 2023

Educators say ‘critical race theory’ is dog whistle 

Educators are frustrated over the debate about “critical race theory” in conversations around public education in Arizona. 

Empower hotline, Horne, Arizona Department of Education
Mar 17, 2023

New Arizona hotline sees few calls about race-based lessons

Only a handful of complaints out of hundreds of calls to a new state hotline for reporting race-based lessons have warranted investigation, Arizona's top education official said Friday.

Hoffman, Sundareshan, woke, Senate, inclusion, diversity, Banner Health, Intel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Freeport McMoRan
Mar 13, 2023

Hoffman aims to ban public funds for programs promoting diversity, inclusion, equity

Two years after banning the use of public funds for so-called "critical race theory,'' a Queen Creek Republican lawmaker is now going after programs that promote diversity, equality and inclusion.

Critical Race Theory, Tom Horne, schools, hotline, social emotional growth
Mar 13, 2023

Arizona schools chief sets up critical race theory hotline

The Arizona Department of Education has launched a hotline for people to report classroom lessons that use critical race theory or emotional support curriculum, concepts that have been the target of conservative outrage in recent years.

CRT, Mesnard, Hobbs, legislation, veto
Mar 9, 2023

Hobbs vetoes bill that would have banned ‘critical race theory’

Arizona won't be banning what has been called "critical race theory'' in public schools.

Horne, Critical Race Theory, state of education
Jan 31, 2023

House committee approves bill to fine schools teaching ‘CRT’

A Republican majority in the House Education Committee, with support from Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, revived the crusade against critical race theory (CRT) and passed a bill imposing a $5,000 fine on schools whose staff are found to have provided “prohibited instruction” on race outlined in the legislation.  

censorship, books, school board elections, Scottsdale Unified School District, candidates, Scottsdale Unified School District, election, governing board candidates, voters
Sep 20, 2022

Parents of K-12 students need to be aware of dangerous school board candidates

For a majority of the million-plus K-12 children in Arizona, public education is the backbone for their future. It is a travesty that several groups are doing everything in their power to control the thought processes of the younger generation.

media literacy, Media Literacy NOW, Marsh, Mendez, Steele, Boyer, Common Sense Media, Republicans, Democrats, social media, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Spotify, Instagram, Chrome, Messenger, newspapers
Sep 1, 2022

Advocates push media literacy training in schools

Local advocates are pushing for lawmakers to implement media literacy training in schools around Arizona, something states across the country are already doing.