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Arizona Won't Fine Tucson Schools Over Ethnic Studies Courses

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.05.2015 | Latino Voices

Arizona state officials won’t strip Tucson public schools of 10 percent of its funding for alleged infractions against a state law restricting the t...

Arizona Tried To Keep KRS-One Out Of Classrooms, So He Went There Himself

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.30.2015 | Latino Voices

Arizona education officials may say it’s illegal to teach his writing, but KRS-One isn’t backing away. The hip host artist offered a three-hou...

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Arizona's Mexican-American Studies Ban Questioned By Appeals Judges | Roque Planas | Posted 01.15.2015 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Dozens of ethnic studies supporters on Monday packed a courtroom at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where a three-judge panel...

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Teachers Of Banned Mexican-American Classes Push To Expand Ethnic Studies | Roque Planas | Posted 01.12.2015 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Teachers of a controversial Mexican-American studies program outlawed by the Arizona legislature are pressing to spread similar progr...

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Arizona's Former Education Chief Explains Why He Called For The End Of Spanish | Roque Planas | Posted 01.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Last week, the outgoing head of Arizona's Department of Education issued a letter saying some Tucson public schools were illegally promoting ethnic so...

Banned Mexican-American Studies Curriculum Boosted Student Achievement: Study

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.12.2015 | Latino Voices

The Mexican-American Studies curriculum in Tucson public schools banned by the conservative-dominated Arizona legislature helped boost student achieve...

Lawsuit Against Mexican-American Studies Ban Gets A Court Date

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.04.2014 | Latino Voices

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Jan. 12 in a lawsuit against Arizona officials who eliminated a controversial Mexica...

Do Republicans Hate Latinos?

Tony_Diaz | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Will the GOP stand on the sidelines as Falcon9 and other Arizona Republicans waste millions more in taxpayer money and gut the educational system, all the while offending, alienating and oppressing the largest growing segment of voters in the nation?

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California Bill Would Pave The Way For Ethnic Studies Statewide | Roque Planas | Posted 03.03.2014 | Latino Voices

A bill introduced last month by California Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) would require the state's Department of Education to develop a model for...

Librarians Slam Arizona Over Mexican American Studies Ban

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Librarians do not approve of Arizona’s battle against Mexican American Studies. A group of 10 educational organizations, including the American ...

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 Ame...

The War Against Mexican American Studies Continues

Tucson Weekly | David Safier | Posted 09.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Get ready for the Arizona Department of Education's War on TUSD, Part 2. It's almost inevitable. Almost. Only Superintendent of Public Instruction Joh...

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Eva Longoria Slams Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban | Roque Planas | Posted 08.26.2013 | Latino Voices

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Eva Longoria blasted the ban of a controversial Mexican American Studies curriculum in public schools in Tucson, Ariz., calling the...

Mexican American Studies May Return, Kind Of

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 08.01.2013 | Latino Voices

For those in favor of Mexican-American studies in the Tucson Unified School District [TUSD] the good news is, based on a new court order, officials ar...

Superintendent Candidate's First Words On Mexican American Studies Ban

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.15.2013 | Latino Voices

The Arizona school system known for banning a Mexican American Studies curriculum has a new candidate for superintendent -- and he’s Latino. But...

Conservative Columnist's Ignorant Ethnic Studies Rant

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Ben Shapiro didn’t take college too seriously. The conservative pundit and editor-at-large of Breitbart made an appearance on Fox News to discus...

Feds Condone Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's Civil War

Tony_Diaz | Posted 05.13.2013 | Latino Voices

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.

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Court Rules On Constitutionality Of Arizona's Mexican-American Studies Ban | Roque Planas | Posted 03.14.2013 | Latino Voices

A court upheld most provisions of an Arizona state law used to prohibit a controversial Mexican-American Studies curriculum in Tucson on Friday. ...

Banned Mexican American Studies Program Profiled By PBS

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Mexican American Studies in Tucson may be banned, but it's not dead. PBS "Need To Know" traveled to Tucson to report on the controversial ethnic s...

Keeping The Mexican American Studies Struggle Alive

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 02.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Having recently returned from Seattle where Librotraficante received the prestigious 2012 Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, group founder Tony Diaz re...

Mexican American Studies Lifted Student Achievement: Study

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.14.2012 | Latino Voices

Latino students who attended Tucson’s controversial Mexican American Studies courses graduated high school and passed state exams at higher rates th...