1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Senator Albert Hale, D-2
June 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Caucus of Native American State Legislatures passes resolution against ethnic studies ban
STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix –The National Caucus of Native American State Legislatures passed a resolution opposing HB 2281 – Arizona’s new law that prohibits certain ethnic studies in the state’s education system. The resolution, sponsored by Arizona State Senator Albert A. Hale, was adopted unanimously at the Caucus’ annual meeting in Washington, DC last week.
“For all children to be productive members of society, they must learn about all cultures that exist in this country. Learning about other cultures and groups of people teaches tolerance and widens perspectives,” Sen. Hale said. “It is important for Native American and non-Native students to learn not only about the history of the U.S. government, but also the history of tribes.”