Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
close_menu
LATEST NEWS
Updated Jan 9, 2013 - 8:57 am

Tucson district board approves cultural courses

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
African-Americans.

The governing board had objected to offering the courses as part of
anti-desegregation plan.

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.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus