12/29/2011 8:55 AM ET |
Filed under: Politik
What is going on in Arizona?!
A judge ruled that Tucson's school district's ethnic studies program was against the law.
Tucson Unified School District offers courses in Mexican-American studies. The program is said to violate a new Arizona law that prohibits divisive ethnic studies.
The law bans classes that are designed for an ethnic group or "promote resentment toward a race or class of people."
Opposers state that the program "encourages groupthink and victimhood."
But those for the program are NOT going down without a fight.
Eleven teachers and two students have requested an injunction to halt the ruling. A federal case has also been built to help keep the program alive.
Richard M. Martinez, an attourney repping the teachers' cause stated the following:
It confirms what we already knew the state of Arizona wants to do, which is shut down Mexican American studies. That's why we're in federal court.
We hope that this program is not suspended. Students should have the right to learn about different cultures and heritages.
Keep fighting, Tucson!
Tags: education, ethnic studies, politics, school