Supporters of an ethnic studies program in the Tucson Unified School District are gathered in front of the offices of the Department of Education. About a dozen people showed up Monday and held signs accusing the department of a policy of attacking Arizona Latinos.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has launched an investigation into the TUSD’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 protesters say they plan a daily rally and will hold Huppenthal responsible for any detrimental decision he may make regarding the results of an audit of the Mexican-American Studies program.