April 18th, 2023

By Desiree Holz

On the heels of the New York State Board of Regents’ ban on schools using Native American mascots, names and imagery, District 21 Rep. Elise Stefanik is speaking out against the policy.

Stefanik issued the following statement regarding the new policy:

“Hochul’s Education Department is willing to defund our children’s schools to enforce its woke agenda,” Stefanik said. “Upstate New York and the North Country take pride in our history and forcing them to replace these historical mascots is prioritizing the Far Left mob at the expense of our students’ education. Schools should be focused on education, and, while our local teachers and administrators are working tirelessly to educate our students after pandemic lockdowns deprived them of educational and developmental opportunities, the Hochul Administration’s priorities are entirely misplaced. As New York’s most senior member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I will stand against the Far Left woke agenda and provide critical oversight to ensure schools in New York’s 21st District have the funds to equip our next generation.”

In New York’s 21st District, the new policy would affect the Cambridge Central School District Indians, the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Braves and the Glens Falls City School District Indians.


Read the article in CNY Central here.