While it is good that the nation is discussing Tucson issues… couldn’t they at least invite one of the creators of CLASS to answer questions during this discussion?
Ethnic Studies Are Back! Sort Of… – HuffPost Live
Nationally Acclaimed M.A.S Teacher, Curtis Acosta, Announces Departure from TUSD
Tucson, AZ - On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Prescott College Tucson Center 2233 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ., 85719 Mexican American Studies teacher Curtis Acosta will be holding a press conference at 10:00 am announcing his plans for continuing educational success for students in Tucson and throughout the nation.
Acosta will outline the expansion of Chicana/o Literature Art and Social Studies (CLASS), a class specifically for high school students to receive college credit through a partnership with Prescott College.
Acosta created CLASS last August in response to the elimination of the nationally recognized and highly acclaimed Mexican American Studies Department by the TUSD Governing Board in 2012.
In addition to CLASS, Acosta will officially launch the Acosta Latino Learning Partnership, his educational consulting firm committed to helping teachers and education professionals create dynamic learning experiences like MAS and CLASS through culturally responsive pedagogy and curriculum.
On cable TV, there’s a whole truckload of reality shows that make fun of working-class, white Southern culture. They are some of the most popular and talked about new shows, too, such as Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.