When Arizona enacted a law in 1972 effectively preventing farmworkers from organizing, Cesar Chavez and I met with local Latino leaders here who were skeptical that change could ever happen in the state.Read More »
All eyes will be on Tucson Unified School District in the next year as it establishes a court-ordered “culturally relevant” classes.
And while most are going to see how the process unfolds, Attorney General Tom Horne is certain the curriculum merely will be a resurrected version of the banned Mexican American Studies program because the new classes are under development by the same person who designed the defunct program.
Attorneys for Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal say that the words of board members and brass of Tucson Unified School District make the case that the district violates the state’s restrictions on ethnic studies programs.Read More »
An audit of a controversial ethnic studies curriculum in the state’s largest school district showed the Mexican American Studies program complies with state law, but the state’s schools chief nonetheless declared the program illegal, a move that threatens to cost Tucson Unified School District 10 percent of its state funding.Read More »
Protest signs, vigils, marching and chanting in unison have been a hallmark in the debate over the Mexican American Studies program of Tucson Unified School District.Read More »
The Arizona Capitol Times made a mistake last week that caused confusion for many readers and minimized the life work of a tireless leader of the labor movement. A story that referred to Dolores Huerta should have contained a fairer ...Read More »