Arizona Schools Sue GOP Gov Over Mask Mandate Ban

Phoenix’s NBC News affiliate reports:

A coalition of Arizona school entities filed a lawsuit against the state’s ban on mask mandates in the classroom on Friday. The lawsuit states that the mask mandate ban pushed by Gov. Doug Ducey undermines the rights of school children in the state and was passed illegally.

The Arizona School Boards Association, the Children’s Action Alliance, the Arizona Education Association, the Arizona Advocacy Network and 12 individual Arizona residents are named as the plaintiffs in court paperwork.

Ducey called school mask mandates a form of “discrimination” even though he and outgoing ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ recommended – but not required – masks be worn indoors.

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