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.Read More »
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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 »
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has replaced Attorney General Tom Horne with private attorneys to defend him in an ethnic studies lawsuit filed by 11 Tucson Unified School District teachers.Read More »
The Tucson Unified School District board is delaying a vote on changes to the ethnic studies program until it hears from the public.Read More »
The cultural clash over Tucson Unified School District’s ethnic studies program used to be one of Phoenix against the Old Pueblo.
A new conflict has emerged, however, which pits teachers in the program, their supporters and the Pima County Democratic Party against two Democratic school board members, the district’s superintendent and a Tucson group dedicated to improving public schools.
Some Mexican American Studies courses would no longer be used to satisfy core-curriculum requirements under a resolution expected to be presented Tuesday to the Tucson Unified School District board.Read More »
The state is delaying release of an audit of the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican-American Studies program.Read More »
School districts are likely to see increases in English-language learners and the costs associated with the program after the federal government demanded that Arizona change a survey it uses to screen students, school officials and observers say.Read More »
In his campaign last summer to represent Arizona’s predominantly Hispanic 16th Legislative District, freshman Democrat Ruben Gallego spent a significant portion of his time talking to parents and meeting with school officials. The No. 1 concern he heard from parents, he says, was the effect of SB1070.Read More »
Arizona's new schools chief is keeping up the pressure on the Tucson Unified School District to change or eliminate its Mexican-American Studies program.Read More »