Tucson district in turmoil over state ban on ethnic studies

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    Already the target of a federal lawsuit, a controversial Arizona law that essentially bans ethnic studies in public schools has pitted the largest school district in Tucson against students, parents, and other program supporters.

    Hundreds of people converged Tuesday on the Tucson Unified School District headquarters to hear the governing board discuss possible changes to the district’s Mexican-American history and culture program.
    Following a raucous four-hour meeting punctuated by the removal of several people from the boardroom and loud protests from the crowd, the board postponed taking action until after it convenes a public forum on the matter.

    The law in question, which took effect Jan. 1 and is known as HB 2281, bans ethnic studies that promote the overthrow of the United States government and resentment toward a race or class of people. Also outlawed are classes designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group and those that advocate ethnic solidarity rather than the treatment of students as individuals.

    Tom Horne drafted the law when he was superintendent of Arizona schools. Just before he stepped down from that post to become the state’s attorney general, he found the Tucson district’s classes out of compliance with the law. The district could lose millions of dollars in funding.

    The new Arizona schools superintendent, John Huppenthal, is expected to rule on whether the Tucson district’s Mexican American Studies program is in compliance with HB 2281.

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    You keep forgetting folks. Mexicans can do no wrong. It's all America's fault. American politicians have the nerve to label Muslims as terrorist then teach America hating in a Latino classroom. This country is not to be believed.

    What is the textbook for this class. How do you say "Mein Kampf" is Spanish.
     
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    I suppose they don't teach American history: it might foster hatred from Native Americans toward white people.

    No world history, either, it might foster hatred against Germans.

    :eek:
     
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    American History and World History are completely different than Racial Pride courses.
     
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    These ethnic studies are about how Latinos should take over the United States. Is that what I was taught in World History? :confused:

    Of course, in Mexico, World History is about Latin America because nothing else exists.

    (Why did you pick LA RAZA as your name? Now the damn gringos are wise to your plan to take over!!)
     
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    For all those naysayers: Shocking video of mom reading from third grade ethnic studies textbook

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mcegwz17Zb0]YouTube - Excerpts read aloud from third grade textbook in Tucson.flv[/ame]

    At 1:44 she reads: "...right to revolution. Right to overthrow the government". Then she reads "shit" and "fucking". Board member asks her not to use that language in a room where children are present. Oh the irony!
     
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    Don't you just love that fucking idiot at the end admonishing her not to swear because there are young people there even though the book she was reading from was being used to teach young people?

    Can you spell hypocrisy?
     
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    on the surface htis sounds no different form many of the hate speech codicils etc. that have been enacted to protect grps. of the pop. form verbal 'harm' insult etc.

    I'd like to see more of the text, was what she read an outlier or?
     
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    LA RAZA run public education teaches Anti-American History.
     
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    Sounds like "A bible for Mexicans".
     
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    Teach the Controversy. Aryan Studies should be taught to all students. Mein Kampf should be mandatory reading for all third-graders :thup:
     

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