For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Contact: Emily Kirkland, [email protected], 646 623 5271
ARIZONA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON GOV. HOBBS’ VETO OF SB1305
PHOENIX – Earlier today, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs vetoed SB1305, which would have left educators vulnerable to steep fines and disciplinary action for teaching the truth about race, history and current events.
In response, AEA President Marisol Garcia released the following statement:
“SB1305 would have subjected teachers to investigations, disciplinary action and even thousands of dollars in fines just for teaching the truth. Endless attacks like SB1305 are part of the reason that so many Arizona schools struggle to retain qualified, passionate educators. We’re glad that Governor Hobbs vetoed SB1305, and we look forward to working with her to ensure that our schools are fully funded and our students and educators have what they need to thrive.”