Precious Knowledge Film & Discussion, Looking at the Removal of “Ethnic Studies” from the Tucson Unified School District
Date: 6:30pm PST November 12, 2012 Location: Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber
About the Issue
In a 2010, the Arizona state legislature banned all public K-12 schools from teaching ethnic studies. A district’s violation of the law results in a 10 percent withhold of the district’s state funding. Supports of the law argue that ethnic studies promote “resentment toward a certain ethnic group”. Earlier this year, it was announced that Arizona officials plan to expand the ban to state universities.
About the Film
Precious Knowledge depicts the efforts of student and teacher warriors as they fight for the Mexican American Studies program in Tucson High School.
Monday, Nov 12th, 6:30pm, discussion at 7:45 pm, Council Chamber
Co-Sponsored by Campus Living