January 01, 2011

Ethnic studies ban in effect

Arizona ethnic studies ban goes into effect

By Megan Gordon and Mary K. ReinhartA new law aimed at ending ethnic-studies classes went into effect today.

For three years, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne pushed the bill in hopes of terminating the ethnic-studies curriculum in the Tucson Unified School District.

House Bill 2281 bans classes in kindergarten through 12th grade that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment toward a race or class of people, are designed primarily for pupils of one ethnic group, or advocate ethnic solidarity.

If districts are found in violation of the new law, the Arizona Department of Education can withhold 10 percent of the district's state funding.
Comment:  As I'm sure you'll recall, I and other critics trashed this law repeatedly in 2010. Here are some of those postings:

Arizona laws = manifest insanity
Conservatives hope minorities will forget
Arizona laws = clash of civilizations
Custer's Last Stand and ethnic studies
Ethnic history corrects American history
Mainstream history = pro-white propaganda

Below:  How white Europeans tamed the American wilderness: the lesson conservatives would like students to learn.

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