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Arizona education chief moves to ban ethnic studies in Tucson schools
CNN ^ | 1/4/2011 | Michael Martinez

Posted on 01/04/2011 6:43:03 PM PST by markomalley

Arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal has told the Tucson district to stop teaching its controversial Mexican-American studies program or face losing $15 million in annual state aid under a new law, he said Tuesday.

Huppenthal told CNN he was backing this week's decision by exiting state superintendent Tom Horne giving the state's second largest district 60 days to comply with a new 2011 law banning certain ethnic studies programs in public schools.

Horne is now Arizona's new attorney general, and Huppenthal was sworn in Monday as the newly elected Arizona schools superintendent. Both men are Republicans.

The new schools law is the latest controversy in a state already roiled by an immigration crackdown law, known as SB 1070, that is being challenged on constitutional grounds in federal court. The Arizona-Mexico border is considered the nation's busiest for illegal immigration.

Tucson school board member Adelita Grijalva charged that the new law provided no due process and was unconstitutional. She said the new law was part of an anti-immigrant political climate in the Arizona statehouse. She and Huppenthal said they expected this new law to also end up in court.

"People of color in the state of Arizona are under attack," Grijalva told CNN. "We're basically going from one battle to the next."

The law authorizes the state superintendent to stop any ethnic studies classes that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment toward a race or class of people, are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.

In written findings Monday, Horne said the Tucson program violated all four criteria.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona

1 posted on 01/04/2011 6:43:06 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Go Huppenthal!

He ran on bringing back the teachings of The Constitution and The Founding Fathers to schools. I hope he continues on the march to weed out the liberal propaganda.


2 posted on 01/04/2011 6:45:26 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: metmom; Tired of Taxes; wintertime; JenB; SandRat; Arizona Carolyn; GOPsterinMA; Impy

How do ethnic studies prepare a student for life after finishing school? But it preparing a student for adult life was the goal of high school, most of its cirriculum would have to be abolished.


3 posted on 01/04/2011 6:46:18 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: markomalley

OH...and Grijalva can suck it!! I loathe that traitor.


4 posted on 01/04/2011 6:46:34 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks markomalley.
Huppenthal told CNN he was backing this week's decision by exiting state superintendent Tom Horne giving the state's second largest district 60 days to comply with a new 2011 law banning certain ethnic studies programs in public schools.

5 posted on 01/04/2011 6:49:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: markomalley
Misdirection by the left!!

No more money for ethnic studies in racially segregated classes!

6 posted on 01/04/2011 6:52:02 PM PST by WellyP
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To: markomalley
Those kids are being taught that the SW of the USA was stolen from Mexico and that Mexicans are oppressed by the White Man. Basically exactly what minorities are taught by the Dems. But this is flagrant and within the walls of the Tuscon United School District.
7 posted on 01/04/2011 6:52:02 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Clintonfatigued
How do ethnic studies prepare a student for life after finishing school?

I think you are missing the point. School isn't about preparing for life after finishing school. It's about understanding how each and every class of people is used by someone else and as a result everyone is a victim. As a result, the only thing that kids need to know to get their diploma is that everyone is a victim and the only way to right such evil injustices is for the benevolent government to step in and make things right.

Jeesh - aren't you keeping up with the academic times?

8 posted on 01/04/2011 6:55:28 PM PST by !1776!
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To: markomalley

Wonderful news, and a model for all states. Encouraging ethnic separatism is a cancer, pure and simple.


9 posted on 01/04/2011 6:55:57 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: markomalley
Unless the perps are fired, it will continue. They will simply change the name of the class to something nice and mundane-sounding, and continue on.

Leftist = Lying Weasel.

10 posted on 01/04/2011 6:57:34 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: WellyP
No more money for ethnic studies in racially segregated classes!

Seems to me that you are very correct - seperate but equal I think was found to be wrong a long time ago...

11 posted on 01/04/2011 6:59:05 PM PST by !1776!
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To: markomalley

I doubt if there has been more than a handful of movies or TV shows made in the last 30 years which don’t violate one or more of that laws’ ideas.


12 posted on 01/04/2011 7:00:06 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Clintonfatigued

It took only 3 replies for somebody to get it right. Good for you. This is first and foremost a waste of student time. If they want to check out the latest in ethnic studies palp let them do it on their own time. Math, science, computer science, english and perhaps some business or vocational training are what is required to produce functioning adults. Opinions don’t put food on the table or boost the GDP.


13 posted on 01/04/2011 7:02:55 PM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
How do ethnic studies prepare a student for life after finishing school?

Easy! That sham "Raza Studies" sheepskin is valid for getting a govt job, especially when coupled with minority set-aside status.

Every wonder why so many govt workers are so stupid (for their given position,) and convert this awkwardness into sullen behavior toward us mere supplicant taxpayers?

They "qualified" for federal or state or city employment based on "ethnic studies" degrees, in "colleges" where nobody ever in history failed in those majors. Plus ethnic skin, you have the golden ticket to govt employment for life. Even if you can't do 8th grade math or English.

14 posted on 01/04/2011 7:04:01 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: MSF BU

C-14. Raza Studies and similar degrees prepare a graduate to become a perfect govt employee.


15 posted on 01/04/2011 7:06:06 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: markomalley

Horne made compelling arguments about his position on Greta’s show last night. His objects to the “ethnic studies” programs concern the extreme nature and radicalism practiced by the agitating educators involved.

Horne is not against what the majority of citizens would consider to be balanced ethnic studies programs.


16 posted on 01/04/2011 7:07:39 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: MSF BU

High school was a waste of my time. Four years of my life taken away and all I had to show for it was a diploma which did nothing to help me get a job.


17 posted on 01/04/2011 7:18:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: markomalley

Az Govenor candidate Munger tweeted that his FOIA to see the study materials was ignored.


18 posted on 01/04/2011 7:19:26 PM PST by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I agree with you on Grijalva, the America-hating, La Raza fatboy.


19 posted on 01/04/2011 7:20:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("The Dems have a 'war room' for everything but war..." - Dennis Miller)
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To: Clintonfatigued; greyfoxx39; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

While this is not another reason to homeschool in the usual sense, it is something concerning the public schools which deserves attention.

It’s good to see someone taking a step in a positive direction in public education, although it shouldn’t have gotten to the point it was at in the first place.

Good to see someone with some backbone.


20 posted on 01/04/2011 7:29:10 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: markomalley

I had to renew my Florida Drivers License last month.

The last time I did so was maybe 8 years ago and all I did was show up with my old license.

This time I had to bring my original birth certificate along with two other pieces of info to prove where I live and maybe something else.

Obama probably could not even get a drivers license in Florida. It took me a couple of days to find that old birth certicicate as I don’t think I have had to use it since high school.

I noticed the license examiner, who was very pleasant, checked everything out on his computer and made copies too. Florida is clearly taking identity fraud seriously.


21 posted on 01/04/2011 7:41:02 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is the case of where we could take a lesson from european countries which allows many students to go into apprenticeships in grade 10. The swiss have an excellent system to accomplish this.


22 posted on 01/04/2011 7:45:40 PM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


23 posted on 01/04/2011 8:22:56 PM PST by HiJinx (Where did 2010 go?)
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To: MSF BU
I'm all for abolishing “ethnic studies”, but the comments that imply school should only be about learning some basics and “vocational” training are misplaced. Yes, these should exist for those who would do no better...but on the whole this country is at the leading edge and wont stay there unless our schools teach the best students to be the best for the broadest range of subjects. Heck it isn't even enough anymore to become a physicist, chemist, electrical engineer, etc. These disciplines are converging, requiring individuals with multiple disciplines. Just one example...TV’s will soon be made from organic light emitting diodes. Teach your kids to pursue a vocation and you are condemning them to be serfs.
24 posted on 01/04/2011 8:43:26 PM PST by reardensteel
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To: Lucky9teen

Adelita Grijalva, the woman on the school board running these La Raza/LULAC/Mecha/MALDEF Tucson school indoctrination programs who is all up in arms about it all getting tossed, is the daughter of Raul Grijalva (AZ-7) who was just narrowly re-elected. Running against him was a genuine rocket scientist, a young physicist whom I really liked. I hope we see more of her.

Raul Grijalva is Mexico’s most productive and prominent representative in the U.S. Congress, although McCain is no slouch, either.


25 posted on 01/04/2011 8:56:19 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: yarddog

“Violate”? Movies and TV are protected under the First Amendment. Much as I loathe the kind of programming themes you’re referring to, they are protected speech. What I would like is to see them put out of business by lack of audience. Change the culture and the vox publica, you change the propaganda.


26 posted on 01/04/2011 9:00:44 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: markomalley
there's enough time for that crap in college...
27 posted on 01/04/2011 9:03:59 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: markomalley

I like this man.


28 posted on 01/04/2011 9:08:54 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: denydenydeny

John Huppenthal is a great conservative!


29 posted on 01/04/2011 9:26:20 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Clintonfatigued
How do ethnic studies prepare a student for life after finishing school?

This particular system of ethnic studies clearly was meant to prepare Arizona students for lives of serfdom as citizens of Mexico.

30 posted on 01/05/2011 2:28:17 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Grijalva in the story is Congressman MEChA’s daughter. The La Raza nut didn't fall far from the pinion tree.
31 posted on 01/05/2011 3:47:42 AM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: yarddog
Went through the same sort of verification in Flower Mound, Texas. However, the woman behind the counter was rude and awful. A complete self-centered idiot.

We recently moved from Virginia to Texas and went to the DMV to change our drivers license.

When the woman at the DMV looked at our Virginia drivers license, she asked where the license number was located.

I pointed out to her that the number listed as “Customer ID” was the license number.

She stopped for a second, snorted loudly and with a snarky and sarcastic tone of voice said, “That's ridiculous. Customer! Ha!”

I replied that we were her customer as she was a government employee, employed to serve the people.

She gave me an icy stare and, again with the snarky tone, said, “Ridiculous.”

Texas DMV employee are nothing but mean-spirited and a monumentally arrogant waste of taxpayer dollars.

32 posted on 01/05/2011 6:36:08 AM PST by Hulka
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