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Ana Castillo Takes On Tucson

Published on May 17, 2012 by in Columns

We’ve been through this before.  I’ve written twice before about the Tucson Unified School District, and its disbanding of the Mexican-American Studies (MAS) program.  I’ve written about its removal of books by minority—predominantly Chicano/Chicana— authors from the school’s curriculum.  I’ve written about the government-sanctioned attack on this wildly successful program, which sends 98 percent of

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Book Trafficking

Published on February 2, 2012 by in Columns

There’s a battle heating up in the borderlands, and it’s starting to get interesting. It all began a few weeks ago, when the Tucson Unified School District, in compliance with a new state law, voted to discontinue their Mexican-American Studies (MAS) program.  The district faced an ultimatum: suspend the program, or sacrifice 10 percent of

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