I highly recommend watching the latest documentary (above) to be released focusing on Tucson and its largest school district (TUSD) and how the leaders of superintendent John Pedicone’s district allowed a racist state law to supersede a federally protected educational program for minorities which was benefitting all students.
The documentary addresses questions and issues that I never have and includes video I have never seen before until now. It also provides a nice summary of the events that took place, and includes interviews with politicians on all sides of the political spectrum, from State Senator Gallardo to Tucson Mayor Rothschild to Attorney General Tom Horne.
The video is also timely and should be watched by all before the election since it addresses an important issue that arose last year with the passes of a board member and how the important pro-MAS Democratic voice of Judy Burns was replaced with the anti-MAS Republican Sugiyama who is also running in this year’s election.
Below is the summary from its YouTube page.
Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind is a documentary focuses on the elimination of the Mexican American Studies program within the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona. Under a federal de-segregation decree, Mexican American Studies was created and was successful at improving academic achievement.
The documentary explores Arizona Attorney Tom Hornes crusade as he and other state officials claim the program in Tucson is attempting to convince students to secede from the United States by creating “Aztlan.” Baffling students, parents and teachers, Outlawing Shakespeare explores why this tactic is being utilized.
The documentary explores how Arizona officials have outlawed books and authors such as renowned British author William Shakespeare because they believe he is to controversial.Is there a rebellion in Tucson or are officials worried about an impending Latino majority in Arizona?
The documentary explores how Arizona politics has become focused on race and adults blaming children and using intimidation to force students, teachers and parents not to speak out.
Passed in 2010, HB-2281 outlaws any curriculum focused on overthrowing the US government and focused on one ethnic group. This legislation is the only legislation ever to focus on the concept of “Aztlan” by a sitting attorney general of any state.Watch the documentary, it is interesting.