Blake Masters, the former Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Arizona, slammed his Tucson school district for its curriculum’s reliance on the Southern Poverty Law Center, a leftist activist group known for branding conservative organizations “hate groups” on a map with chapters of the Ku Klux Klan.
“The SPLC is as extreme as it is dishonest. That it is now creating curriculum being taught in American public schools should horrify anyone with common sense,” Masters told The Daily Signal in an email statement Friday.
The former Senate candidate drew attention to the issue last week, highlighting the Tucson Unified School District’s webpage regarding curriculum.
“Was doing some homeschool planning with my wife and we wondered what the boys would be learning at the local public school,” he wrote. “So I pulled up the district’s curriculum page. Even I wasn’t expecting direct links to the SPLC!” Read more…