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Arizona Mexican American Studies

The House on Mango Street Goes to Trial: #MayaVsAZ

Tony_Diaz | Posted 03.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Mayra Arce even resembles Esperanza, the protagonist in The House on Mango Street, one of the 80-plus books that were part of the Tucson Unified School District's K-12 Mexican-American studies curriculum before the program was dismantled under Arizona House Bill 2281. But Maya isn't the main character of a book. She's the main plaintiff in the lawsuit against Arizona.

Feds Condone Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's Civil War

Tony_Diaz | Posted 05.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

One year to the date that the Librotraficante Caravan launched from Houston to smuggle books banned in Arizona back into Tucson, the Empire struck back.

Will Tucson School Board Election Reinstate or Replace Mexican American Studies? Interview With Curtis Acosta

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Jeff Biggers

With the federal court decision on Ethnic Studies imminent, and TUSD's "multicultural curriculum" strategy in play, I caught up with Acosta to get his view on the latest in the Mexican American Studies (MAS) battle.

LOOK: The 7 Books Banned From Tucson Classrooms

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.24.2012 | Latino Voices

It’s Banned Books Week -- which is a great time to remember that Tucson Unified School District in Arizona still won’t allow seven books into ...

Candidates Explain Positions On Mexican American Studies

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices

When the Librotraficante Caravan barreled toward Tucson, Arizona, last March to protest the suspension of the school district’s controversial Mexica...

Arizona's Witch Hunt of Mexican/Ethnic Studies Begins This Week?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Only days after the Arizona state legislature voted for punishing budget cuts in education, the now infamous audit of Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American/Ethnic Studies program is readying to commence.