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05/01/2013 09:07 am ET

Tucson School Board Should Reject Multicultural Class Proposed To Replace Mexican American Studies

AP/File

Tucson Unified School District administrators surprised the school board last week by revealing they want to require a ninth-grade multiculturalism course at three high schools - before the board has even seen or approved the curriculum.

But that was just one of the problems with the announced new course, called "9th-Grade Culture, Identity and Transformation: A Culturally Relevant Viewpoint."

The name gives away a bigger problem: What exactly is this required course supposed to be about?

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