These misunderstandings are similar to what opponents of the MAS program in TUSD
The state and the TUSD
governing board have buried MAS, and rather than die, it is now sprouting everywhere nationwide.
"The approved motion required that district staff revise the core social studies curriculum to increase its coverage of Mexican-American history and culture and to provide a balanced view of diverse viewpoints on controversial issues," said TUSD
Superintendent John Pedicone in a letter to parents in the district on Jan.
We observed that two of the main books for the TUSD
program were Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, by Rodolpho [sic] Acuna [who is an actual member of the Communist Party].
Today, in the Western World, as Arizona and the nation await the fateful decision by AZ Schools Chief John Huppenthal - expected later this week - on whether Tucson Unified School District (TUSD
) is non-compliant with the Ethnic Studies ban, 10,000 miles away fellow youth leaders carry the Arab Spring into Summer.
Further attention was then directed toward the "politicized" role that Raza-Mexican American Studies played within the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD
) particularly in subscribing to the Freireian dialogic approach in education deriving from Brazilian educator Paulo Freire's classical work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, which Home disparaged and dismissed as "Marxist." (2) He castigated the Mexican American Studies Program at TUSD
for promoting what he described as "ethnic chauvinism" and "racial resentment toward whites." (3)
Scarpinato, Daniel 2009 "Ethnic Studies Ban Wins Panel OK: Under Bill, Keeping Program Would Cut TUSD
State Aid by Increasing Amounts." Arizona Daily Star (June 16; at www.
Aiming to become the "cleanest school district" in the United States, the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD
) has literally put its money where its mouth is, investing nearly every cent allocated to it toward the aim of operating the cleanest school bus fleet and operations in the U.S.
Background: The Waterford Early Reading Program (WERP), a technology-based program for early elementary grades, was provided through Arizona all day kindergarten funds to kindergarten students in 15 Title I elementary schools in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD
) in the 2005-06 school year.
He took the job because of its nighttime hours so he could spend days with his daughter Andrea while his wife, Margarita, was at work as a teacher's assistant in TUSD