Quantcast
Home / Home news / Ethnic studies supporters gather in protest at education department

Ethnic studies supporters gather in protest at education department

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.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

July 21, 2016 file photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Associated Press)

Reports show Arpaio spent $12.6 million in re-election bid

The final campaign finance reports from the Maricopa County sheriff's election show that Republican Joe Arpaio spent a total of $12.6 million in his unsuccessful bid for a seventh term in office.