TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Unified School District Governing Board is
reversing itself with a decision to provide so-called “culturally relevant”
courses for core credit beginning next school year.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that the courses would
focus on experiences, culture and history of Mexican-Americans and
The governing board had objected to offering the courses as part of
However, the board reversed its position, 3-2 Tuesday as two newly elected
board members supported the change.
The district previously eliminated Mexican-American Studies courses after state
officials ruled that the courses’ content violated a law against curriculum that
engendered racial or ethnic disharmony.