Tucson, Ariz. 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 districts 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 states attorney general, he found the Tucson districts 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 districts Mexican American Studies program is in compliance with HB 2281. Read more: Tucson district in turmoil over state ban on ethnic studies - CSMonitor.com ---------------------------------------------------------- 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.