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 »
Tom Horne has moved one step closer to ending the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican-American Studies program by formally laying out his case that the program promotes racial division and portraying his nearly four-year crusade as a stand against segregation.Read More »
Horne told a Tucson radio show this week his last official act as superintendent of public instruction will be to withhold 10 percent of Tucson Unified School District's state funding because it has failed to comply with a state law requiring it end its ethnic studies program.Read More »
Mark Flatten's latest report for the Goldwater Institute presents cases where government employees have been put on paid leave for months while waiting for the state to discipline or fire them, but the most costly case to taxpayers was one the most difficult for the investigative reporter to uncover.Read More »
The décor of Curtis Acosta’s classroom and some of the core principles that he is teaching in his Latino Literature class at Tucson High Magnet School represent the impact points in the upcoming clash between state education officials and the Tucson Unified School District over the curriculum used in the district’s Mexican-American Studies program.
At any point after the law takes effect Jan. 1, Arizona school officials may decide that the Tucson Unified School District is not complying with HB2281, a law passed by the Arizona Legislature this year that puts restrictions on ethnic studies courses, such as those offered as part of the Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson.
Sen. John Huppenthal intends to take his fight against ethnic studies programs to the University of Arizona if he is elected state superintendent of public instruction.Read More »
A lawsuit has been filed by opponents of a new Arizona law aimed at eliminating the ethnic studies program at the Tucson Unified School District.Read More »
Ethnic studies were first brought to Superintendent Tom Horne's attention in April 2006 when a former girlfriend of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, said "Republicans hate Latinos" while speaking at an assembly at a Tucson high school.Read More »
TUCSON - The Tucson Unified School District spent tens of thousands of dollars to recruit teachers from the East Coast and the South at a time when 600 TUSD teachers were receiving pink slips.Read More »