Arizona is waiting for Gov. Brewer to sign legislation making this law. This would outlaw any ethnic studies in public school. Arizona's superintendent for public instruction, Tom Horne, has said he's backing the measure because ethnic-studies programs encourage "ethnic chauvinism"; he's also suggested that such programs could breed secessionist sentiment among Hispanic students.
And the bill : http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/49leg/2r/summary/h.hb2281_03-18-10_houseengrossed.doc.htm (only 1 page!!!!)
La Raza (Spanish for "The Race") has held classes in public middle schools, high schools and colleges exclusively for Latino stiudents for years, teaching them that their original homeland was an area called Aztlan, comprising the entire southwest of the United States, and they they should be prepared to reposses it, in any way possible, for the Latino "race" (I thought it was a culture) This is what Arizona is trying to put a stop to.
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However the problem is when you take out the study of ethnic groups you leave what...just white history?
If you really believe that then that should be an issue with the textbooks and content of social studies. It shouldn't require a whole new class. Such classes sound more like the entitlement generations way to get an easy A, to me. Let's put the focus back in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Foreign Languages can touch base on some historical and culutral moments, but not an entire class.
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