Historically, most change that has come on the civil rights front has only been found in the federal courts, from Brown v Board 60 years ago to the TUSD School Board v Brown students today.
By 2019, every Los Angeles Unified School District high school student will need to take a class in ethnic studies to graduate.
The LAUSD board voted 6-1 on Tuesday to require the courses and increase ethnic studies classes as hundreds of students rallied outside the district’s downtown headquarters, shouting “We won!”
MAS is back in TUSD according to an administrator.
One MAS teacher says it is not back.
Pueblo High School Principal Augustine Romero then scolds the former MAS teacher, responding “that is semantic bullshit. [MAS] is back… everything is back. Just because we don’t name it something doesn’t mean it’s not back.”
The video above contains the entire hour of the Chicano Secret Services teatro performance in Tucson on Friday entitles “The Magnificent Counter-Hegemonic Life of Baby Chuey.”
Teatro has played an important role in the movimiento. The Teatro Campesino was formed during the UFW struggles in Califas and they have gone on to have major national hits result from their work; such as Zoot Suit and La Bamba by Luis Valdez.
El Rancho Unified School District becomes the first school district in the state of California requiring Ethnic Studies for High School Graduation
On June 17th, 2014 the El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera, CA made history by becoming the first ever school district in the state of California to require Ethnic Studies courses as a requirement for graduation.