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Tucson teachers fight to overturn ban on Mexican American classes
The Guardian ^ | 21 January 2011 | Chris McGreal

Posted on 01/21/2011 12:53:48 PM PST by moonshinner_09

Arizona is a state riddled with anti-government white militias, radio stations pumping out racist hate speech and politicians who wave guns as they denounce the oppressive rule of Washington. But Arizona's attorney general apparently believes the real threat to the stability of the US government is being fomented in a handful of high schools in a liberal corner of the desert state.

Tom Horne has declared classes in Mexican-American history and social studies in the city of Tucson illegal on the grounds that they are "propagandising and brainwashing" students into overthrowing the constitutional government and hating white people.

Horne has ordered schools to scrap the ethnic studies programmes under a law he wrote in his previous role as Arizona's education superintendent. He has not banned similar classes dealing with black or Native American history on the grounds that no one has complained about them.

Critics, including teachers of the classes he wants to scrap, accuse Horne of political opportunism by exploiting growing hostility to people of Hispanic origin in a state that recently passed controversial anti-immigrant legislation.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: alien; aliens; arizona; culture; immigration

1 posted on 01/21/2011 12:53:52 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Tucson teachers fight to overturn ban on Mexican American classes


2 posted on 01/21/2011 12:57:19 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
Arizona is a state riddled with anti-government white militias, radio stations pumping out racist hate speech and politicians who wave guns as they denounce the oppressive rule of Washington

That's hilarious!

This guy is obviously channeling Janet Napolitano...

3 posted on 01/21/2011 12:57:21 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Send them to Mesheeco to teach in Meshecan schools, then.

They can preach communism, aztlan, and all the other leftist alternate universe drivel as much as they like there.


4 posted on 01/21/2011 12:58:23 PM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: moonshinner_09
"...He has not banned similar classes dealing with black or Native American history..."

These classes should also be scrapped as American students already as spending little enough time on American History, let alone teaching what is in many cases, thinly disclosed anti-American rhetoric replete with outright lies.

5 posted on 01/21/2011 12:59:34 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: moonshinner_09

There is no ban on “Mexican American” classes, there is a ban on anti-American and racialist classes.


6 posted on 01/21/2011 1:00:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: moonshinner_09
Arizona is a state riddled with anti-government white militias, radio stations pumping out racist hate speech and politicians who wave guns as they denounce the oppressive rule of Washington.

Did Sheriff Dipstick write this or are they just his source. Can the Euroweenie who wrote this produce ANY evidence of these things or do we just know that's the case because Arizona wants to enforce the border? And by the way, why should students have to be subjected to "Mexican American" studies?? Shouldn't they be learning math, science, reading, technology and those things that will help them compete in an increasingly competitive world? How would this idiot feel if kids had to take "WASP classes?" \

7 posted on 01/21/2011 1:01:28 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: moonshinner_09

The Mexicans have too much pride. What is their to be proud of? Their academic performance stinks. Thier crime rate is astronomical. The boys join gangs and wind up in prison while the girls get pregnant and go on welfare. They need to spend more time studying math, reading, and English.


8 posted on 01/21/2011 1:05:40 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: moonshinner_09
Arizona is a state riddled with anti-government white militias, radio stations pumping out racist hate speech and politicians who wave guns as they denounce the oppressive rule of Washington.

The UK is riddled with a bunch of toothless, drunk, morons who's bad breath spews anytime their government check is threatened.

See? I know everything there is to know about them since I watch Monty Python.

9 posted on 01/21/2011 1:05:49 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: moonshinner_09

What do you expect from a Brit rag.

That pathetic little island with terrible weather, bad food, and warm beer hasn’t been worth anything since Mrs Thatcher was in power.

Besides, its filled with ungrateful INGRATES who would be speaking German right now if not for us.


10 posted on 01/21/2011 1:11:32 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Ya, nimrod...those LaRaza peeps and militiamen and skinheads and radio lunatics all came through your idea of “public education.”


11 posted on 01/21/2011 1:17:21 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: zerosix

My son is a semester away from graduating College.
Lately we’ve been discussing history a lot.
When I ask him questions about the civil war, presidents like Jefferson, or Teddy Rooselvelt etc he says they didn;’t teach that, Too busy teaching about G.Washington Carver and Martin Luther King etc.
Political correct B.S.


12 posted on 01/21/2011 1:17:33 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: moonshinner_09

That lede makes the term “Tucson teachers” an oxymmoron.

Why in the h*ll we allow folks with a toy degree in “education” teach anything is beyond me.

Two semester courses on basic teaching techniques should prove sufficient for anyone with room temp IQ.

Beyond that, perhaps we might consider those majoring in math to teach math, those majoring in chemistry.....etc. etc.

A teaching degree is worth just about as much as Obama’s “birth certificate”.


13 posted on 01/21/2011 1:21:00 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Those who can do.

Those who can’t teach


14 posted on 01/21/2011 1:30:29 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Joe Boucher

The Enemies Within Our Education system


Education Unions (the N.E.A.), School Administrators and Yes - Even Some Teachers

Worm in the Apple

What is to be Done?

Leave No Teachers Behind!

Lefty Teachers Meet the MP3 Player/REcorder



15 posted on 01/21/2011 1:39:03 PM PST by B-Cause (Great crises do not make men, they reveal them.)
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To: HiJinx; SandRat
Ping to La Raza Studies article in the uber-leftist Guardian(UK)
16 posted on 01/21/2011 1:52:48 PM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: moonshinner_09
Arizona is a state riddled with anti-government white militias, radio stations pumping out racist hate speech and politicians who wave guns as they denounce the oppressive rule of Washington

LOL The guardian is apparently riddled with leftist kooks!

17 posted on 01/21/2011 2:17:49 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: moonshinner_09

Without third-world nationals in their classes in some locales, teachers would have nearly no students. You’re seeing the decline of public education toward the defaults, folks. BTW, Susan B. Anthony preached all over the place in favor of public ed. She was also one of the romantic followers of Charles Fourier (some say the first communist).


18 posted on 01/21/2011 2:19:25 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: ex 98C MI Dude

Thanks!
Keyword added, I’ll ping it in a bit...


19 posted on 01/21/2011 2:23:35 PM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


20 posted on 01/21/2011 2:43:56 PM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
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To: moonshinner_09

These “classes” are scams, where a teacher would be told that their name would be on the class, but they would not teach. Instead, La Raza and MEChA race pimps, *not* certified as teachers, would come in to indoctrinate students.

What was taught included that the southwest is Aztlan, that should either be ruled by Mexico, or ruled as a separate, ethnically Mexican nation, after secession from the United States. That Mexicans should displace other races in Aztlan, forcing them out. And that whites had long oppressed Mexicans living in the US, citizens or not, and that they are racists and continue to do so.

The founding principles of MEChA are contained in these words in “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan” (The Spiritual Plan for Aztlan):

“In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal gringo invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny. Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlan. For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.”

That closing two-sentence motto is chilling to everyone who values equal rights for all. It says: “For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”


21 posted on 01/21/2011 3:00:23 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Mcgreal is a well known anti-american baiter. Why else would the Guardian hire him? See CIF watch for his views on Israel.


22 posted on 01/21/2011 5:13:18 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: moonshinner_09

There’s no ban on classes... there’s a ban on PUBLIC SCHOOLS holding these classes at taxpayer expense during mandatory school time.


23 posted on 01/21/2011 5:38:38 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Ah, but they are being overrun with Mooslimes. The Religion of Peace will bring “civility” to the UK. Right!
24 posted on 01/21/2011 7:46:32 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: B-Cause

Those are great links - thanks for posting!


25 posted on 01/21/2011 8:05:08 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: moonshinner_09

And Great Britain is a semi-totalitarian province of the Brussel’s where supporting Britain for the British is punishable with a jail sentence.


26 posted on 01/21/2011 8:54:33 PM PST by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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To: forgotten man

Mexicans have too much pride? Mexicans have no shame. If they had either their country wouldn’t be a mess.


27 posted on 01/21/2011 10:41:36 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Yes its true Mexicans have produced Mexico, now that fact might make the PC cultists squeamish but it is true.


28 posted on 01/22/2011 8:01:55 AM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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