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This Arizona mom worries her kids are getting a whitewashed version of history

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, a Republican, largely ran on the hot-button issue of critical race theory.

He’s continued to speak out about it while in office, adamant that while it might not be called critical race theory, it is being taught in Arizona schools. 

Yvonne So says she has the opposite concerns.

So is a mother of three and an opinion contributor to the Arizona Republic. In her latest column, she argues that her Chinese American sons are getting a whitewashed version of history — and Arizona educators are worried about teaching the full truth about things like immigration and slavery for fear of crossing a political line. 

It’s a debate that’s on the mind of many parents and educators in our state and across the country. So joined The Show to talk about it.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.