“Someone mentioned that the Holocaust is taught [in TUSD], but we are not going to talk about the holocaust of Native people on this land? I mean that’s fascinating, there’s something wrong with that. That’s the same thing as genocide, but we are not going to talk about that?
5 years ago this week, on May 3rd, 2011, the event now known as the TUSD Tragedy took place which you can see in the video above. Superintendent John Pedicone somehow how gained the power to give orders to police, 7 women were arrested, and outside police were throwing students and their parents on the street, bloodying them and leaving gravel still embedded under their skin years later.
Above is video of the Plaintiff’s Representative, Sylvia Campoy, speaking at the John Valenzuela Youth Center about the Desegregation Case. It was sad to see so many people, led by Brian Flagg at the October 6th, 2015 TUSD board meeting, vilifying a Chicana who has lived in Tucson all her life and has dedicated her life to standing up for minorities, all because they were blinded by a South Tucson white man’s delusional image of the current TUSD superintendent, an outsider from a Texas oil family, who is pitting the Latino community against itself while TUSD raids the pot meant for minority students.» Read more
History is repeating itself in TUSD today, and sadly this involves the rise in gang violence. Today we explore how the now-banned MAS program was used to remedy this problem, and how sadly ironic it is that by banning Mexican American History classes, those who are ignorant of our local history (HT Sanchez) and who keep these classes banned (our school board) are directly responsible for this new wave of violence that is plaguing TUSD.» Read more