Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal came to the conclusion earlier this week that the Tucson Unified School District's ethnic-studies course is illegal.
Huppenthal cited an audit of the course by the Cambium Learning Group as the basis for his claim.
He may have been under the impression that nobody was going to actually look at the audit, because it states that there is nothing illegal about the course.
"During the curriculum audit period, no observable evidence was present to suggest that any classroom within the Tucson Unified School District is in direct violation of the law," the audit finds.
See New Times' story on Huppenthal's whopper here.
Huppenthal's response to allegations that he straight-up lied about the audit: "[I] should have been more clear" when describing the evidence he used to make the finding.
If you ask us, Huppenthal took a page out of Senator Jon Kyl's book when it comes to things that are "intended to be a factual statement" because the guy straight-up lied.
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