ethnic studies tucson
A court upheld an Arizona state law that blocks Tucson's Mexican-American Studies curriculum. What does this setback mean for the state's civil rights movement? Roque Planas, Tony Diaz and Richard Martinez join Alicia to discuss.
“This case is not over,” Martinez said. “It’s not only important to Arizona, but to the country as a whole that this statute
While the Daily Show brilliantly reminded millions of viewers last night of the disgraceful racist elements behind the attack on Tucson's acclaimed and now outlawed Mexican American Studies program, educators across the nation recalled a teaching moment.
As Arizona Moves Bills for Guns and Bibles in Classroom, Tucson Teacher Calls for Return of Banished Books: Interview With Norma Gonzalez
Thousands of teachers across the country are now using books and texts from Tucson's Mexican American Studies curricula in a special "No History is Illegal" campaign.
Day After in Tucson: As School Board Padlocks Program, Mexican American Studies Will Rise Again in Courts and 2012 Election
While denying a motion for a preliminary injunction last night, U.S. Circuit Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima granted plaintiff and MAS student Korina Lopez standing in her claims on the constitutional violations of the state ban on the teaching of Ethnic Studies.
As Tucson school officials appear to unravel daily with increasing controversy, Mexican American Studies (MAS) students and UNIDOS activists are now emerging as the calmest standard-bearers of civil discourse for the community.