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Sunday, March 11, 2012
Former Student in TUSD's Mexican American Studies classes: "Everything has been taken away..."
[Editor's Note: Are you looking for information about the shut-down of the Mexican American Studies classes at Tucson Unified School District? A chronological list of links to AICL's coverage of the shut-down is here.]
Last month, students from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) traveled to Tucson in support of students and teachers in the now-banned Mexican American Studies classes that were shut down in January, 2012 by the Tucson Unified School District's (TUSD) board. For background on their visit, see the article in the CSUN student newspaper.
David Morales, who blogs at Three Sonorans, filmed students talking about how things have changed. Their day-to-day lives are ones in which they are followed and their assignments are collected by administrators:
Curtis Acosta is a teacher in TUSD. He taught in the now-banned classes and has been providing updates:
You can support the teachers, students, and their on-going efforts to get the program reinstated by donating to Save Ethnic Studies.