At the 12-11-12 regular TUSD board meeting, Mark Stegeman moved that the District oppose this section. After it went up for a vote, Grijalva, Cuevas and Sugiyama voted NO, with Hicks joining with Stegeman; a clear racial divide if any.
What does this mean?
In a nutshell, it means that TUSD will stop opposing the return of MAS (or MAS-like classes under a different name) and thus MAS and Bilingual Education will be returning to TUSD in Fall 2013.
The WAR against MAS now ends *within TUSD* with the Peace Treaty known as Unitary Status Plan, but it is still up to us to rebuild what was destroyed after the weapons of MAS destruction were dropped upon Tucson.
In the meantime, there are still school closures and 7 books that are still banned in TUSD… but tonight was a step in the right direction.
520 years after 1492 in the “520″ area code… hopefully the cultural genocide can finally end and the healing can begin.