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Huppenthal wants more time on TUSD ethnic studies

Incoming Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal will continue pressuring Tucson schools to get rid of a  controversial ethnic studies program. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is extending the time his office will investigate the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American Studies program.

Former school’s chief Tom Horne declared the program a violation of state law and called for its elimination hours before his term ended and he became Arizona Attorney General.

The Arizona Daily Star says Huppenthal told TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone in a letter he would give the district an additional 45 days because the finding was issued before he took office.

Pedicone told the Star the extension is a good thing because the district needs to understand better what the state needs.

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3 comments

  1. Just want to say thanks to Huppenthal for really taking this issue seriously and giving more time to properly investigate the program. I encourage leaders at the State and TUSD to sit down together and continue work this through like civil adults.

    http://citizensforcivildiscourse.wordpress.com/

  2. Alexandria:

    Amen. However, are state leaders capable of engaging in civil discourse?

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