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Mexican American Studies Tucson

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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Teachers Of Banned Mexican-American Classes Push To Expand Ethnic Studies

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Roque Planas

Arizona's Former Education Chief Explains Why He Called For The End Of Spanish

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Playwrights Shine Light On Arizona's Mexican-American Studies Fight

Arizona Daily Star | Ernesto Portillo, Jr. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

Much has been written about the demise of Mexican-American Studies in Tucson. News reports, locally and nationally, documented the state-sponsored cam...

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 ...

For Tucson, Latino Authors Aren't 'Culturally Relevant'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.29.2013 | Latino Voices

An Arizona city that drew national headlines when it banned a controversial Mexican American Studies curriculum and pulled seven of its books from cla...

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Eva Longoria Slams Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

What Happened To The Movement For Mexican-American Studies?

Tucson Weekly | Mari Herreras | Posted 07.18.2013 | Latino Voices

What I remember most about the UNIDOS action that took place on April 26, 2011 is how fast it happened. That and the face of the Tucson Unified School...

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...

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Banned Latino Studies Classes Reappear

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 05.31.2013 | Latino Voices

A Mexican American studies curriculum that was banned in Tucson public schools is back, in the form of an after-school course for college credit. ...

What's This Class Even About?

Arizona Daily Star | Tim Stellar | Posted 05.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Tucson Unified School District administrators surprised the school board last week by revealing they want to require a ninth-grade multiculturalism co...

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...

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Court Rules On Constitutionality Of Arizona's Mexican-American Studies Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...

'¡Ban This!'

Arizona Daily Star | Ernesto Portillo, Jr. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Any good festival devoted to literacy should have a tinge of rebellion. And author and publisher Santino Joaquin Rivera will bring some to the fift...

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...

Lawsuit Against Mexican American Studies Teachers Settled

Arizona Daily Star | Alexis Huicochea | Posted 02.15.2013 | Latino Voices

A lawsuit filed against TUSD by an ex-teacher who spoke out against Mexican American Studies has been dismissed, with both sides agreeing to pay their...

Will Mexican American Studies Return to Tucson, Arizona?

Tucson Weekly | Mari Herreras | Posted 02.11.2013 | Latino Voices

As reported last week, U.S. District Court Judge David S. Bury issued a decision in the almost 40-year-old desegregation lawsuit filed on behalf of Me...

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...

Librotraficante Awarded For Fighting Censorship

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Sometimes fighting the law will win you an award. The activist group known as “Librotraficante” -- Spanish for “book smuggler” -- won the ...

Banned Courses May Return To Tucson Schools

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Mexican American Studies may soon return to Tucson, Arizona. The city’s school board voted 3 to 2 on Tuesday to lift its objection to including ...

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...

New Documentary Profiles Tucson's Mexican American Studies Controversy

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Those following Tucson’s Mexican American Studies controversy may want to check out a new documentary short. “Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle...