Thursday, December 19, 2013

12-20-13 governor signs american indian mascot bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill making it harder to force public schools to drop American Indian nicknames. The Republican bill changes a 2010 state law that required Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction to hold a hearing on a school's race-based nickname if it received even one complaint. The law will go into effect Saturday.

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