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Arizona Can’t Ban Mexican-American Studies Anymore, Judge Says
Final judgement by Judge Wallace Tashima was issued in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Arizona case. It was a long haul for the plaintiffs—TUSD teachers and students—fraught with symbolic violence as expounded on in my earlier post this evening. This means that such bans are against the law everywhere, thankfully.
Amazingly, Arizona's struggle revived the seeds of our civil rights quest for meaningful curricular inclusion in our state curricula across the land. Despite the devastating effects of the neoliberal agenda, Arizona helped those outside of it to re-anchor themselves in this proud history and legacy of struggle. All else equal, these shifts make for exciting times to be in education.
Hats off to Huffington Post national reporter, Roque Planas, for providing coverage throughout. Sí se puede! Yes we can! -Ángela Valenzuela