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State action and TUSD’s response
On January 1, 2011, the new Ethnic Studies Law (A.R.S. sections 15-111 and 15-112) went into effect. On January 1, 2011, then-current Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, notified TUSD that it is in violation of the new law. If the new Superintendent, John Huppenthal, determines after sixty days that TUSD has not come into compliance with the statute, the Superintendent can instruct the Department of Education to withhold 10% of TUSD’s funding (approx. $3 million) per month until the violation is cured.
First and foremost, it is TUSD’s intention that its employees at every level and in every department comply with the requirements of A.R.S. §§15-111 and 15-112. TUSD will pursue every legal avenue to protect effective programs and funding, and TUSD will operate its programs in compliance with the law.
John J. Pedicone, Ph. D.
Originally posted by freakshowfatty
maybe this is the reason that they are trying to get it taken out of schools. Racism is racism brown black white it doesnt matter. you can be ignorant and blame some other race for your own lazieness or stupidity, but ultimately the fault lays upon your shoulders.
“Today I have a message for all the people of Aztlan to the children, the students, the workers, to the masses of our people, and to the bloodsuckers, the parasites, the vampires who are the capitalists of the world: The schools are tools of the power structure that blind and sentence our youth to a life of confusion, and hypocrisy, one that preaches assimilation and practices institutional racism.”
As noted earlier, the name of this course has been Raza Studies or Raza/Mexican American Studies. The very name “Raza” is translated as “the race.” On the TUSD website, it said that the basic text for this program is “the Pedagogy of The Oppressed.” The author is Paulo Frere, a Brazilian Marxist.
A senator asked a girl whether she could have learned the things she spoke about in other courses. She responded: “No, before I took this course, I didn’t realize that I was oppressed. Now that took this course, I realize that I am oppressed.”
Materials for the course include a sheet titled “Chicano Resistance Vocabulary Squares.”
The students are given an example of student writing including the sentence “we are slowly taking back Aztlan as our numbers multiply.”
Since the 1960s, the Chicano Movement has used Aztlán as a symbol for a proposed homeland for Hispanics in the Southwestern United States, called the Republica del Norte.
Originally posted by CodyOutlaw
Permit me to speak professionally here, but what kind of scholarly material is this!?
It's poorly written and is offensive to anyone with half a brain.
Originally posted by Common Good
reply to post by CodyOutlaw
this is 3rd grade reading material.