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Attorney General: Superintendent Can't Withhold Funding From Schools With Native American Mascots


A superintendent in Michigan who had sought to penalize school districts with Native American mascots was told by the attorney general there that he has no such power.

State Superintendent Brian Whiston wanted to make a 5 to 10 percent cut in funding to districts if they refused to abolish their mascot. “What we would do is warn a district that if they don’t make a change within 60 days that we would withhold some portion of their school aid funds,” Whiston reported.


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