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Discrimination Complaints Filed Against School System With Controversial Past

KVOA | Erika Flores | Posted 05.12.2013 | Latino Voices

TUCSON-TUSD has reached a voluntary agreement to review its procedures to make sure it doesn't discriminate against minorities. An organization cal...

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...

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 ...

Feds Open Civil Rights Cases on Tucson Schools Under Pedicone's Latino Crackdown: "Sheriff Arpaio of American Schools?"

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has opened investigations into possible violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in Tucson. Not that TUSD has bothered to inform the district's taxpayers of the investigation.

VL Field Organizer Joins the Librotraficante Caravan in Arizona

Voto Latino | Posted 05.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

The room was filled with veteran Chicanos, authors, activistas, filmmakers, artists, and reporters who gathered to meet the students that literally had their school books pried away from them during class

Underground Libraries Offer Access To Allegedly Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 02.23.2012 | Latino Voices

An 'underground library' movement is starting to develop in Houston, San Antonio, Albuquerque and Tucson as part of the 'Librotraficante Caravan' , a...

Groundswell Calls for School Board President Resignation in Arizona Ethnic Studies Debacle

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.22.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

As Tucson's largest school district battles against the state's Ethnic Studies witch hunt at an appeal hearing, a groundswell of students, parents and community members is calling for the resignation of the district's school board president.

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."

AZ Ethnic Studies Showdown: As Teachers Heal Tucson, Will Extremist Officials Escalate Crisis This Week?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Soundly debunking the state's charges that the program teaches children to "overthrow the government" and promote ethnic chauvinism, university scholars and administrators explained the widely accepted approach of culturally relevant curriculum.

Weekly Diaspora: AZ Lawmakers Try to Ban Undocumented Children from Public School

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are considering two bills that would block undocumented immigrants' access to edu...

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...