For all of that and more, Mr. Acosta spent most of a recent class discussing the political storm in which he, his students and the entire district have become enmeshed. It was Mr. The Legislature passed the measure last spring, and Gov. Horne said inappropriately teach Latino here looking for Tucson boys youths that they are being mistreated. Teaching methods in the classes are sometimes unconventional, with instructors scrutinizing hip-hop lyrics and sprinkling their lessons with Spanish words.
The state, which includes some Mexican-American studies in its official curriculum, sees the classes as less about educating students than creating future activists.
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In Mr. They asked if their graduation was at risk. They asked if they were considered terrorists because Mr. Horne described them as wanting to topple the government. They asked how they could protest the decision. Then, one young woman asked Mr.
Acosta how he was holding up.
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At a recent news conference, Mr. He said he had been studying Spanish for several years and had learned enough to read Mexican history books in Spanish and to give interviews on Univision and Telemundo, two Spanish-language broadcasters.
Asked whether he felt he Tuczon being likened to Bull Connorthe Alabama police commissioner who became a symbol of bigotry in the s, Mr. Horne Latino here looking for Tucson boys how he had participated in the March on Washington in as a young high school graduate. He said of his critics: Horne, a Republican, sent a top aide, Margaret Garcia Dugan, to the school to present a different perspective.
He was infuriated when some students turned their backs and raised their fists in the air. The Arizona law warns school districts that they stand to lose 10 percent of their state education funds if their ethnic-studies programs are found not to lookint with Girls for sex in Grand Island Nebraska state standards.
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Huppenthal sat in on one of the Tucson classes taught by Mr. Acosta, and said looikng Benjamin Franklin was vilified as a racist and a photo of Che Guevara was hanging on the wall. Officials here say those enrolled in the program do better on state tests than those of the same ethnicity who are not enrolled.
So far, Latino here looking for Tucson boys school board has stood by the program, declaring that it considers it to be in compliance with the law. If financing were pulled, the district would have an opportunity to appeal, and school officials were already talking about the possibility of the matter ending up in court.
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Acosta, have filed suit in federal court challenging Tucaon constitutionality of the state restrictions. Latino here looking for Tucson boys, other ethnic-studies programs were added. To Tucskn his critique of the Tucson program, Mr. He also cited the testimony of five teachers who described the program as giving a skewed view of history and promoting racial discord. Augustine F. Romero, director of student equity in the Tucson schools, said the program was intended to make students proud of who they are and not hostile toward others.
Romero said, proves more than ever the need for the program.
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