Tonight at the TUSD board meeting the findings of a Office of Civil Rights Investigation will be presented that will conclude what Latinos have been saying all along; TUSD needs to move its meetings to a larger venue especially when important votes are taking place!
That was all during the Pedicone Era, and now he is gone and he has left HT Sanchez to clean up his mess; multiple injustices against Latino students and the community in a district that is over 60% Latino.
From Investigative Findings ‒ Case No. 08-12-1080 (Access to Board Meetings) United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights:
The investigation revealed one area of concern: the lack of a protocol or process for ensuring that Governing Board meetings are held in an appropriate space when the agenda includes items of high public interest. TUSD has held public meetings in a number of large venues over the past 36 months. Some of those meetings have included emotionally-charged matters ranging from school closures to elimination of magnet designations However, notwithstanding the District’s anticipation that the January 10, 2012 meeting would draw an overflow crowd, witnesses and documents reveal that no meaningful consideration was given to moving the meeting to a venue consistent with the public’s right of attendance. Accordingly, as will be discussed more fully below, I recommend that the Governing Board develop a 1) specific alternative meeting space plan for matters of large public concern; and 2) a specific protocol describing how the decision to change a meeting location would be made.
What makes this injustice more atrocious is that it is directly related to the Mexican American Studies issue.
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Legalized racism or other civil rights injustices today are sometimes (always) a complicated thing to argue with Republicans.
Sometimes people forget that it is men, usually white men and usually rich white men, like the type of people who would own slaves, that write the laws. At the same time they are writing that all men are created equal, they have their slaves preparing the dinner for the gathered guests at this celebration of liberty and freedom. Laws are written to protect power and property of those in power, plain and simple.
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Tucson Unified School District signs Federal racial discrimination Resolution Agreements to try and end Racism and Discrimination vs Latinos and Limited English Proficient parents and students. Federal OCR Investigators to monitor TUSD1.
Phoenix , Arizona – After many months of having filed federal racial discriminatory allegations vs TUSD1, the Civil Rights Center, Inc., (aka the CRC) has finally received federally signed discriminatory Resolutions vs TUSD1, while it awaits the federal decision on the third filed case vs TUSD1.
Because of how the TUSD1 federally-misbehaved and mistreated the Limited English Proficient (LEP) communities and especially the Latino residents initially and during the Mexican-American Studies passionate debates and dismal TUSD1 decisions, the CRC Executive Director was forced to file multiple racial discriminatory US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) federal complaints.
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