500 Years Of Chicano History In Pictures
Banned from the Tucson (AZ) Unified School District along with six other Chicano studies books. In a district with over sixty percent of the students coming from Mexican-American backgrounds, the school board "dismantled it Mexican-American Studies program, packed away its offending books, shuttled its students into other classes," according to an editorian in the NewYork Times, because "it was blackmailed into doing so." The Times referred to measures taken by Arizona Supertendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal, who threatened to withhold millions of dollars if the school district didn't terminate the nationally acclaimed program immediately.
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