Sunday, March 11, 2012

From American Indians in Children's Literature, reprint

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Former Student in TUSD's Mexican American Studies classes: "Everything has been taken away..."

[AICL Editor's Note: Are you looking for information about the shut-down of the Mexican American Studies classes at Tucson Unified School District? A chronological list of links to AICL's coverage of the shut-down (can be found at AICL's website)]


Last month, students from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) traveled to Tucson in support of students and teachers in the now-banned Mexican American Studies classes that were shut down in January, 2012 by the Tucson Unified School District's (TUSD) board. For background on their visit, see the article in the CSUN student newspaper.

David Morales, who blogs at Three Sonorans, filmed students talking about how things have changed. Their day-to-day lives are ones in which they are followed and their assignments are collected by administrators:

Curtis Acosta is a teacher in TUSD. He taught in the now-banned classes and has been providing updates:

January 24, 2012
February 23, 2012
March 7, 2012

You can support the teachers, students, and their on-going efforts to get the program reinstated by donating to Save Ethnic Studies.

Posted by Debbie Reese at 7:57 AM

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