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Why Arizona's Ethnic Studies Crisis Should Matter To All Educators: Interview With Dr. Rudy Acuna

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.09.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

"Even the state-commissioned audit says La Raza Studies has been successful. They are doing something right and you would think that they would be curious and study it instead of trying to kill it. What this tells me is that they don't care if Mexican Americans learn."

FOX and Republicans Rerun Mexicans, Lies and Videotape, As Arizona Becomes Grand Canyon State Again

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

As Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Havasupai tribal elders and Rep. Raul Grijalva for a historic announcement at the Grand Canyon National Park on Monday, Republicans across Arizona scurried to create their own roadside attraction.

Did Arizona Education Chief Huppenthal Commit a Felony in Growing Ethnic Studies Scandal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

While the occasional spasm of extremist rhetoric and legislative initiative are often dismissed as nutty episodes in Arizona Gone Wild politics, some observers are wondering if John Huppenthal crossed the line of lawlessness.

Arizona's Next Scandal? Tea Party State Official Says Ethnic Studies Violates Ban

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

At a press conference Wednesday, John Huppenthal declared the Ethnic Studies/MAS Program to be out of compliance with the state's controversial ban. Just one glitch: On closer review, the audit ultimately finds the program to be in compliance.

Arizona's Precious Knowledge: Blockbuster New Film Chronicles Ethnic Studies Battle

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Precious Knowledge is the type of unique and powerful film that could ultimately shift public perception and policy on one of the most misunderstood education programs in the country.

Arizona Sues U.S. Justice Department Over Medical Marijuana Law

AP | By PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Arizona officials are taking the state's own medical marijuana law to court. Attorney General Tom Horne late Friday sued the U.S. Justice ...

Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban Has National Ramifications, Warns U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

The Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program showdown has served as a reminder that the Arizona ban is not about immigration issues, but a "pattern" of misguided policies.

College-Bound Students Defy Arizona's Witch Hunt with Boycott: Exclusive Interview with Ethnic Studies Students

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

There will be a row of empty seats at tonight's Tucson Unified School District board meeting. Outraged by the lack of consideration of student concerns, the "UNIDOS" coalition has called for a boycott of the school district's meeting.

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.

Weekly Diaspora: Justice for Brisenia as Minutemen Leader Convicted of Murders

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Days after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne filed suit against the federa...

Arizona Gone Wild: Does New Bill Give State the Right to Overthrow Federal Government?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Under the guise of "respecting" the US Constitution, the new bill paradoxically adds for good measure: "This state and its citizens shall not recognize or be obligated to live under the statute, mandate or executive order."

Weekly Diaspora: In 2011, Birthright Citizenship in the Crosshairs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, a coalition of anti-immigrant lawmakers from 14 states unveiled their much-anticipated b...

'Ethnic Studies' Debate Results In Arizona Lawsuit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CNN reports that 11 teachers in Tucson, Ariz., have sued the state board of education and its superintendent, Tom Horne, over what they call an anti-H...

Weekly Diaspora: Schools a Minefield for Undocumented Students After DREAM defeat

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger It's no secret that anti-immigrant activists have a penchant for targeting youth, the most vulnerab...

A People's History of Arizona: What Would Howard Zinn Say?

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

While clad in the rhetoric of equality, these latest pieces of legislation represent anything but. Instead, both the immigration and the ethnic studies laws themselves represent ethnic chauvinism by the Arizona state government.

Educating for Democracy: Sinking Arizona

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

Crime prevention should not be made into an issue of ethnic profiling.

Arizona Uses Race Card to Trump Race Card

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Janssen

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, in a never-ending quest to make the citizens of Arizona as white as her bleach-blonde dyed hair, has signed yet another controversial bill into law.

Arizona Ethnic Studies Law Signed By Governor Brewer, Condemned By UN Human Rights Experts

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program on Tuesday, hours after a report by United ...

Arizona Lawmaker Rants on House Floor About Bisexual School Principals in Charge of Restrooms

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Barnes is not alone in embarrassing Arizonans this year. Governor Jan Brewer (R) called the capitol a "hell hole."