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Arizona Book Ban

Arizona Education Dept. Liked It Better When These Books Were Banned

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.30.2013 | Latino Voices

The Arizona Education Department is objecting to the Tucson school board’s decision to rescind a classroom ban on seven books once used to teach a c...

7 Books Un-Banned In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.23.2013 | Latino Voices

The Tucson Unified School district voted Tuesday night to un-ban seven books from classrooms, two years after suspending a progressive Mexican America...

Erotic Passage Got This Book Banned

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Parental complaints concerning an erotic excerpt in Cuban-American author Cristina García’s critically-acclaimed novel “Dreaming in Cuban” has ...

Roque Planas

State Legislator Wants Mexican-American Studies Books Out Of Public Schools | Roque Planas | Posted 03.13.2013 | Latino Voices

A New Mexico state representative wants to keep Hispanic history books out of public schools, following in the footsteps of some of her conservative c...

Yes, Virginia, They Still Ban Books in Tucson, Arizona

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Jeff Biggers

Sorry, TUSD, but for those who believe in intellectual freedom for all students and teachers and readers, a partial book ban in classroom teaching is no less egregious than a total ban.

He Should Have Been There All Along: Let Us Remember What Democracy Is All About

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Pam Allyn

Are we really so uncertain and so unsure of how stable our society is that we would become this afraid to share the perspectives of those who have experienced feelings of isolation -- or loneliness in our society or who have a different story to tell?

Let Us Now Praise What's Right With Arizona: Nationally Celebrated Tucson Educator Sean Arce

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

In the footsteps of legendary Tucson Mayor Estevan Ochoa, who also fought against a hairbrained legislature to bring public education into Arizona, Arce has emerged as one of the most beloved leaders in the state today.

As Arizona Moves Bills for Guns and Bibles in Classroom, Tucson Teacher Calls for Return of Banished Books: Interview With Norma Gonzalez

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

Thousands of teachers across the country are now using books and texts from Tucson's Mexican American Studies curricula in a special "No History is Illegal" campaign.

Teaching Tucson: More National Groups Demand Release of Detained Books, As Teachers Adopt Banned Mexican American Studies

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

Hundreds of schools launched a historic teach-in movement today to incorporate lesson plans from the banished Mexican American Studies program in Tucson in their own classrooms.

Breaking: The "Madness" of the Tucson Book Ban: Interview With Mexican American Studies Teacher Curtis Acosta on The Tempest

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

Scholars and educators from across the country have hailed Tucson's MAS program as "the nation's most innovative and successful academic and instructional program in Ethnic Studies at the secondary school level."