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Calif. on Path to Banning Schools’ Use of ‘Redskins’

By Bryan Toporek — May 12, 2015 1 min read
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The California Assembly approved a bill last week that would prohibit public schools from using “Redskins” as a school or team name, mascot, or nickname.

According to local media, four high schools still use the name for their mascots.

If the commission on state mandates determines the bill contains state-mandated costs, California would help reimburse schools for making the required changes. The bill now heads to the state Senate.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 13, 2015 edition of Education Week as Calif. on Path to Banning Schools’ Use of ‘Redskins’

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