Monthly Archives: January 2012

Students Step Up Tucson Walkouts: Protest School District Folly and Mexican American Studies Banishment

By Jeff Biggers
Common Dreams
January 24, 2012

As the nation watches the Tucson Unified School District’s spiral into disarray, hundreds of students walked out of their Tucson schools Monday in a coordinated protest against the banishment of the district’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program.

Pouring into the downtown Tucson area from Pueblo, Cholla and Tucson high schools, among other institutions, the students brought their march to the offices of floundering Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) administrators. In recent days, administrators and board members have issued a series of conflicting and inaccurate statements and carried out the extreme actions of confiscating books in front of children. Continue reading


Save Ethnic Studies Fundraiser

Saturday, February 25, 2012
2:00 pm
Lincoln High School
4777 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, 92113
Suggested donation $10; all donations accepted

As you may know, Arizona has banned the teaching of ethnic studies, specifically targeting Mexican-American Studies in the Tucson Unified School District. Eleven TUSD teachers, administrators and students are suing the state to bring back Ethnic Studies.  To fight blatant discrimination and the spread of this civil/human rights violation to other states, join us for a fundraiser ($10, but hope you can donate more!). Continue reading