The National Association for Multicultural Education is having its national conference in Tucson next weekend.
Well, not really.
The local organizer of the conference, Augustine Romero, the same man who supervised the white-washing of MAS into "culturally relevant" courses in TUSD to appease … Continue reading →
The Pope is becoming more like a President everyday.
For example, our own Nobel Peace Prize-winning President is escalating a war in Iraq, most likely to get at the oil that causes the climate change that he accepts is real despite the controversy.
Now the Pope is finally accepting that … Continue reading →
Three Sonorans has written a lot about the position known officially as the CRPI Director that is in charge of the new watered-down "MAS" classes in TUSD known as "culturally relevant" courses. The position is now open again and applications are due this week.
In any other district there … Continue reading →
TUSD is going to spend over $2.2 million not on educating students in magnet schools but by paying the salaries of Tucson Police officers who will be placed in the mostly-Latino schools full-time. The TPD chief has said repeatedly that his officers MUST obey the state law, which includes enforcing … Continue reading →
Last week TUSD board members Kristel Foster and Cam Juarez sent a desperate-sounding and strange letter to the editor, criticizing the Arizona Daily Star for endorsing Jen Darland, a so-called "favorite" of the Star, and not their Queen Bee; Adelita Grijalva.
They begin by implying that the Star … Continue reading →
Why does TUSD's largest high school have a principal who lacks her certification?
One wonders why the current TUSD school board rushed in the current superintendent HT Sanchez. The process took one week from when he was introduced to Tucson until he was selected.
The selection for his predecessor … Continue reading →
Now the new "pro-MAS" and Democratic TUSD board-majority has sided with Huppenthal over the Federal Government on a Desegregation-related issue.
New boss, same as the old boss.
Many activists in Tucson object to allowing any Tucson Police officers into TUSD schools full-time and paying them … Continue reading →
Ms. Adelita Grijalva
Governing Board President
Tucson Unified School District(TUSD)
1010 E. Tenth Tucson, AZ 85719
Dear Ms Grijalva:
You have recently made comments regarding the Fisher Plaintiffs and whether or not the group is in accord when it comes to the Unitary Status Plan (USP). You … Continue reading →
Latino activists devoting this precious time before election day to getting out the vote in Arizona have received death threats and national scorn from Republicans such as Glenn Beck and now, sadly, they have now been targeted by Democrat Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez.
The story begins … Continue reading →
Arivaca, AZ – October 19, 2014 Residents of Arivaca, Arizona released today the initial findings of a community checkpoint monitoring campaign which show Border Patrol agents engaged in systemic unlawful conduct at the Arivaca Road Checkpoint, located 25 miles north of the border with … Continue reading →
Today we explore how evil can continue despite good politicians being in charge of the very institutions that perpetuate this evil; in particular the harassment of immigrant school children in Tucson.
Last night I attended the annual ScholarshipsAZ dinner which is their biggest fundraiser of the … Continue reading →
Which TUSD school has ZERO... nada... zilch... no teachers for its fifth graders?
We looked at the TUSD budget earlier this week and concluded that money is being lost quickly, TUSD is being kept afloat with Desegregation Dollars, and soon we may be under water. Tuesday's budget presentation … Continue reading →
Today the highly anticipated film "Dear White People" comes out in theaters nationwide. The timing is perfect considering the ignorance by both the UA and ASU this week in understanding their insensitivity towards racism.
The UA's Daily Wildcat had a story waxing poetic about Manifest … Continue reading →
Costly permits were a way for San Francisco's historic Mission district to appease gentrifiers against the minorities living there by limiting use of the parks so that the new colonizers from Silicon Valley could spread their power over the natives.
High tech vs Aztec.
The people living there … Continue reading →
Three Sonorans below makes the argument that the TUSD budget is a sinking iceberg, barely being held above water with Desegregation Dollars, but soon we will be under water. We use the district's own numbers to make the argument.
The problem with local media is that they usually just post … Continue reading →
TUSD board president Adelita Grijalva was proud of the following news in the local daily about millions of dollars that John Huppenthal was awarding TUSD to further militarize public schools by increasing the number of Tucson Police present at the following schools.
The three-year grant from the … Continue reading →
Robin Williams wasn't the only person who died yesterday; also dying was the mythical "pro-MAS" persona within TUSD board member Cam Juarez who now joins the ranks of the Latino board member he replaced, Miguel Cuevas.
Power corrupts quickly in Tucson, especially for Latinos with political … Continue reading →
Remember when the Tucson activist community, led by Derechos Humanos, had a protest at the Downtown Wells Fargo after passage of SB1070 and called for a boycott of Wells Fargo for its investment in the private prison industry and the Geo Group? Wells Fargo was also one of the top banks that … Continue reading →
It was a month ago on May 16th, 2014 that Superior Court Judge Staring ordered the City of Tucson to stop with its shenanigans on the hiding of public documents related to the Grand Canyon University - El Rio deal, ruling that Tucson engaged in "misconduct" and further ordered the city to release … Continue reading →