I’m sorry for the brevity of this post.
I want to post something in detail about Arizona, but instead I’ll quote Salon as a quick introduction: “As part of the state-mandated termination of its ethnic studies program, the Tucson Unified School District released an initial list of books to be banned from its schools today. According to district spokeperson Cara Rene, the books “will be cleared from all classrooms, boxed up and sent to the Textbook Depository for storage.”” (Links as they were in the Salon article, Who’s Afraid of The Tempest.)
Here are the links, so far, at AICN:
Teaching critical thinking in Arizona: NOT ALLOWED, Jan 15. “The Mexican American Studies program was built on critical thinking. Students learned how to think critically, to question texts, to look at moments in history and portrayals of Latino Americans and American Indians from more than one perspective.”
Mexican American Studies Department Reading List, Jan 15. Very detailed, and Reese has updated this multiple times. This also contains a link to the May 2011 curriculum audit.
From Karen Healey: Save Ethnic Studies in Tucson
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