The movement to dismantle ethinic studies in Tuscan Unified School District

  • Then, Arizona Superintentent of Public Institution for Department of Education proposed the termination of the TUSD Ethnic Studies Program

    Philosophy – people are individuals, not exemplars of racial groups • Personal Observations – negative student reactions to a non-partisan speech held atTucson Magnet High School • Written Materials – various textbook selections and chapters as well as course materials
    *Informaiton taken from: Curriculum Audit of Mexican American Studies Department Unified School District
  • House Bill 2281, that prohibits the teaching of courses designed for the interest of a particular ethnic group, was passed by Governor Jan Brewer

  • Arizona Revised Statute § 15-112, enacted by Arizona Legislated, was taken into effect.

  • Tuscan School District passed three resolutions to ensure that Ethnic Studies programs were in compliance with wthe A.R.S. 15-1111 15-112, and House Bill 2281

  • Ethnic Studies Law (A.R. S. 15-111 and 15-112) went into effect.

  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, claimed that TUSD was inviolation of Ethnic Studies Law.

  • National Academeic Educational Partners conducts audit of MASD

    Purpose was to determined whether or not MASD was in violation of A.R.S. § 15-112
  • Cambium Learning Group concluded that MASD was not in violation of A.R.S. 15- 112

  • Superintendent John Huppenthal deems Mexican American studies program at Tuscan Unitfied School District No. 1 as a violation of the Aricona Revised Statutes

    [Superintendent John Huppenthal's statement of findings]( rational was that the Mexican American studies program promotes racial resent menet because it is designed for the needs of one ethnic group specifically and that it also prmotes ethinc solidarity instead of advocating for individualism among students.
  • Judge Lewis Kowal ruled in favor of Huppenthal's conclusions that MASD violated A.R.S. section 15-112

  • The Tuscon Unified school District's governing board voted for the discontinuation of the Mexican American Studies Department

  • Tuscon School dicstrict sends memo to Meixcan-American studies teachers with a list of books removed from classroom by court order.