I'm running for Aldine School Board because I'm an activist, and I will stand up when the system is wrong, but life would be better if we can inspire the system to stay on course. We must not accept a system that takes the joy out of learning and teaching.
Discrimination is the only explanation for Arizona's banning of Mexican American Studies, threatening intellectual freedom for the entire nation. A federal appeals court suggested as much in their opinion on July 7, 2015.
According to the Cabrera Report, students from the Tucson Unified School District who took the now-outlawed MAS courses were
Mayra Arce even resembles Esperanza, the protagonist in The House on Mango Street, one of the 80-plus books that were part of the Tucson Unified School District's K-12 Mexican-American studies curriculum before the program was dismantled under Arizona House Bill 2281. But Maya isn't the main character of a book. She's the main plaintiff in the lawsuit against Arizona.
Everything changes in a Texas minute. The same week in July that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) sabotaged Ethnic Studies textbooks-saying they would be too expensive, Governor Rick Perry pledged $144 million to send the National Guard to the Texas border.
We're fine-tuning the MAS Texas Took Kit to help any K-12 teacher to incorporate Mexican American Studies. This can range from implementing an entire curriculum to using one lesson plan for a particular unit or obvious time of year such as Hispanic Heritage Month.
Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.
But though people of color make up the solid majority of California's schools, ethnic studies proponents say their history
Ted Cruz Shut Down the Government, But We Won't Let the Tea Party Shut Down Mexican American Studies
The far right can't erase our history. It can only push us to read our banned books in our underground libraries. We know our cause is fair and just. We know we are right, and we will win.
Some members of the board appear to agree. Some high schools already partner with community colleges to offer Mexican-American
“This is a great example of how a life can be changed by taking a Mexican American Studies course or two,” Tony Diaz, co
What evidence did he present, which metaphors did he use, which rhetorical strategies did he utilize for his legal argument that swayed the United States Supreme Court to finally recognize us and ensure that we would be granted all the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Constitution?
Of course, I don't want the organizers to get in trouble for violating City of Houston Fire Codes, so let's say 6,081 attended this amazing Ethnic Studies Class in Downtown Houston.
Opponents had railed against the bill, likening it to a law in Arizona that was used to shut down a progressive Mexican American