Arizona: Ethnic Studies Will be Banned in Public Schools
Arizona state has been so popular lately because of the recently argued new immigration law that has led to boycotts. Even if the issue is still fresh, here comes another bill that their governor, Gov. Janice K. Brewer, has signed, which will surely gain a lot of criticisms.
She has recently signed a bill banning ethnic studies classes that “promote resentment” of other racial groups. She approved it without public statement on Tuesday. The bill basically forbids elementary or secondary schools to teach classes that are “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” and advocate “the overthrow of the United States government” or “resentment toward a race or class of people.”
Another person who has been involved in the new law is state school Superintendent Tom Horne. The main target of the bill is the Tucson Unified School District. He has spent two years trying to get Tucson schools to drop a Mexican-American studies program he said teaches Latino students they are an oppressed minority.
If you could still remember, Arizona state has faced a lot of boycotts because of the new immigration law. This has include LA, San Francisco and Oakland who has adopted resolutions requesting city departments to not sign any new contracts with Arizona companies unless the state repeals the new immigration law.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.