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.
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
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.
"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."
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.