Huppenthal held two town hall meetings, one in Chinle at the Chinle Wildcat Den and the other in Kayenta at the Monument Valley High School Student Activity Center.
He told the gathered participants at Chinle that Native language and culture classes would not be banned like Mexican American Studies has been at TUSD.
“We don’t anticipate any fallout to other cultural studies programs,” Huppenthal said, according to Navajo Times. “The challenges associated with that (Mexican American Studies) program are isolated to that program, that school district and that environment.”
After all, he's already banned one book--Rethinking Columbus--used in Native studies classes. I'm sure the lessons in that book are part of what students learn in these classes. If Huppenthal knew what was going on, I bet it would upset him.
For more on Arizona's ethnic studies ban, see Educators Protest Tucson Book Ban and Alexie on Tucson Book Ban.
Below: "Members of a song and dance troupe from Many Farms Elementary School gather around Arizona Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal for a photo Tuesday after a town hall meeting in the Chinle Wildcat Den."