How One Law Banning Ethnic Studies Led to Its Rise

To fight an Arizona law censoring culturally relevant classes, educators have started a nationwide movement.


“Mexican American studies has spread to high schools at a rate no one could have imagined before Arizona banned the class in 2010.”


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HB 2281: Arizona’s law to ban ethnic studies | Abagond

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HB 2281 (2010- ), also known as A.R.S. §15–112, is a law in the American state of Arizona that bans ethnic studies

“Extremely important fact: Half of Latinos drop out of high school.

Closing the achievement gap: John Pedicone, the head of the Tucson school district, said that Latino students in MAS scored higher on state tests, were twice as likely to graduate high school and three times more likely to go to university.

MAS teaches history through a Chicano lens. Instead of going back to the Greeks like Eurocentric history, it goes back to the Mayans. Chicanos (Mexican Americans) did not come from England on the Mayflower: their roots in North America and even in Arizona go back thousands of years. White American rule is just the latest chapter, not The Natural Order of the Universe.”

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Pledge to Support Mexican American Studies

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Join Teacher Activist Groups in standing in solidarity with teachers and students from the banned Mexican American Studies (MAS) program in Arizona. Show your support by teaching lessons from and about MAS.

The dismantling of Mexican-American studies in Tucson schools – In America – CNN

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Update: Congressional Hispanic Caucus want an investigation into Tucson’s ethnic studies ban By Stephanie Siek, CNN (CNN) —  Nearly two weeks since Tucson, Arizona’s, Mexican-American studies classes were suspended, some books have been removed…

Mexican American Studies: Bad Ban Or Bad Class? : NPR

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In Arizona, the Tucson Unified School District governing board recently voted to suspend the controversial Mexican American studies program.

Tucson school board suspends Mexican-American studies program

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Tucson, Arizona, public schools suspended their controversial Mexican-American studies program after an administrative law judge ruled it violated state law…