Saturday, September 25, 2004

Arnold Vetos School Mascot Bill

Safe For Now
There are five California High School student bodies that are breathing a collective sigh of relief this weekend. As reported by the Chico Enterprise Record, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill which, if ennacted, would have outlawed the use of "Redskins" as a High School Mascot.

The politikally korekt crowd is certainly gnashing their teeth over this one. Schwarzenegger said in his veto statement to the legislature that he did not want the state to take even more control from local school boards.

Whether or not the use of Redskins is in good taste is a subject for debate. But here at the Education Wonks we like the idea that local boards (which are held accountable to the community) have been defended by the governor.