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HuffPo Live to discuss Tucson’s new MAS without inviting the creators?

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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

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MAS Teacher Curtis Acosta press conference announcing departure from TUSD

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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.

ethnic studiesAcosta 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.

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NPR asks if White Stereotypes are bad, but do we even notice Minority Stereotypes on TV?

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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.

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TUSD defies MALDEF and Federal Desegregation Court Orders

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Remember when MALDEF was bragging about victory in TUSD and how MAS would be replaced with “Culturally Relevant Courses” in the 2013-2014 school year?

The Tucson Unified School District is backing down from requiring freshmen to take a “culturally relevant” course in the fall.

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A message from last remaining MAS students in Tucson; help us continue our CLASS

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“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy, and sustainable human development.” - Kofi AnnanCLASS Students with Silko

Writer Matt Mendez, CLASS member Juan Valdez, CLASS member Maradorin Rocha, Bianca Sierra, Writer Helena Maria Viramontes, CLASS member Issa Mena, and Writer Manuel Muñoz.
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