Under New Law, Arizona Students Will Learn History of Communism
Under new law, Arizona Students Will Learn History of Communism
Arizona students will graduate from high school with an education on the history of communism.
Gov. Doug Ducey signed HB 2008, a bill previously attempted last session. Presented by State Rep. Quang Nguyen, R-Prescott and co-sponsor House Majority Leader Ben Toma, R-Peoria, the bill requires public school students to take a critical look at the faults of communism’s past.
“Requires the high school social studies academic standards to include a comparative discussion of political ideologies that conflict with the principles of freedom
and democracy that are essential to the United States’ founding principles.”
After a contentious vote in the state senate, the bill was passed 16-12.