MADISON (WKOW) – The Assembly will debate a bill to change the state's race-based school mascot low on Tuesday.
The legislation would make it harder to force schools to drop American Indian nicknames. It would also erase all existing name-change orders from the state Department of Public Instruction.
If passed, the proposal would require anyone who wants to change a nickname or mascot to get enough petition signatures from school district residents to equal at least a tenth of the number of students. After getting all the signatures required, the complainant would have to prove the name promotes discrimination or stereotyping.
If it passes, it will head for a vote on the Assembly floor.
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