Arizona Cracks The Whip Again.

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  1. blueice

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    FOXNews.com - Arizona Legislature Passes Bill to Curb 'Chauvanism' in Ethnic Studies Programs
    Arizona Legislature Passes Bill to Curb 'Chauvanism' in Ethnic Studies Programs
    These types of classes are just design to advance leftwing dogma...Since they are geared towards minorities, they divide our nation rather than unite, they open old sores rather than healing, they advance one culture over another, they create a class that is depended, it is in short the classic divide...
    After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.
    The bill, which passed 32-26 in the state House, had been approved by the Senate a day earlier. It now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for her signature.
    The new bill would make it illegal for a school district to teach any courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or "advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."
    The bill stipulates that courses can continue to be taught for Native American pupils in compliance with federal law and does not prohibit English as a second language classes. It also does not prohibit the teaching of the Holocaust or other cases of genocide.
    Schools that fail to abide by the law would have state funds withheld.
    State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Horne called passage in the state House a victory for the principle that education should unite, not divide students of differing backgrounds.
    "Traditionally, the American public school system has brought together students from different backgrounds and taught them to be Americans and to treat each other as individuals, and not on the basis of their ethnic backgrounds," Horne said. "This is consistent with the fundamental American value that we are all individuals, not exemplars of whatever ethnic groups we were born into. Ethnic studies programs teach the opposite, and are designed to promote ethnic chauvinism."
    Horne began fighting in 2007 against the Tucson Unified School District's program, which he said defied Martin Luther King's call to judge a person by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Horne claimed the ethnic studies program encourages "ethnic chauvanism," promotes Latinos to rise up and create a new territory out of the southwestern region of the United States and tries to intimidate conservative teachers in the school system.
    But opponents said the bill would prevent teachers from using an academically proven method of educating students about history.
    They also argued that the Legislature should not be involved in developing school curriculum.
    Click here to read the bill.
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    :kinky:Wow it looks like Arizona is tired of waiting for the federal government to do somthing
    All the state's should wake up and start taking there country back !
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    Oh, the Obamists aren't going to like this new law (assuming Governor Brewer signs it) at all, at all, at all. In effect, it outlaws La Raza. Not that I think this is a bad thing, you understand. I find that group as loathsome as the black separatists and the white supremacists. Ain't none of them inclusive.
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    Arizona is showing the rest of us what it really means to be American.
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    I am seriously considering Arizona as a career move. My HVAC biz should thrive there. I think I am in love with Jan Brewer.
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    the wife suggested last night we go to arizona at least for a vacation and maybe even think about moving there if they keep going in the direction they are going. The only group I advocate over another is america, patriotic or psychotic I don't know, lol. I like the recent laws arizona seems to be passing and support them 100%, Go Arizona!
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    Have yall heard some companys and states are banning doing bussiness, vacationing in Arizona ??? As well as not buying goods from Arizona ??? That is total B.S !!!
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    I think the influx of people into AZ will far outweigh those that will leave.
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    And the wrath of the PC do-gooders will descend upon Az. like an over flowing toilet bowl and there SHALL be a big stink.
    And those that attempted to stand up for America will be obliterated by the mighty sword of the press and various media.
    Surely big business,politicians,and illegals will triumph and those that tried to resist the flow of illegals will be obliterated from the face of the earth,and only the sludge shall remain as a reminder of the corrupt stink pot that Washington has become. :yell:
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    Hear, hear PSLMAN!

    I lived there for six years in the 70's....It is a most beautiful state...

    Arkansas, that is what is so wonderful about this great land, we will just turn around and do the same..

    Ethnic Studies program at Tucson High School, Part II.


    Ethnic Studies program at Tucson High School, Part II.

    Feb. 3, 2008 12:54 AM
    For the activists of the Ethnic Studies program at Tucson High School, history teacher John Ward seemed like a useful tool.

    He was a certified teacher with a good academic record. He already had taught numerous social-studies courses, including Mexican-American history, by the start of the 2002-03 school year.

    And, despite his Anglo-sounding name, Ward is Hispanic.

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    The school administration asked Ward to teach a classinconjunction with the Tucson Unified School District's nascent Ethnic Studies program, which recently had set up a pilot project at Tucson High. As he understood it at first, Ward would be the "teacher of record," while facilitators from the Ethnic Studies group would make presentations. But that's not exactly how the class turned out.

    "I was told it would be a standard history class with a Mexican-American influence," said Ward, who no longer teaches. "But the whole inference and tone was anger. (They taught students) that the United States was and still is a fundamentally racist country in nature, whose interests are contrary to those of Mexican-American kids.

    "Individuals in this (Ethnic Studies) department are vehemently anti-Western culture. They are vehemently opposed to the United States and its power. They are telling students they are victims and that they should be angry and rise up."

    Ward is still an important and valuable guy, even though he left teaching in 2003.

    He is important and valuable because he has witnessed, firsthand, the caustic nature of a program that, according to its advocates, is purely academic in nature while being supportive of TUSD's growing body of Hispanic students.

    And he is important because he is brave.

    I have interviewed several other employees of TUSD in recent weeks, all of whom have witnessed the program firsthand or who have discussed the Ethnic Studies program with students taking it. None of them would speak on the record. All asked that their names not be used and that any chronicle of their experiences not include details that could be traced back to them.

    They are fearful. And for good reason.

    "There's a lot of people who know this problem is occurring," one TUSD employee said. "They won't do anything for two reasons. One, they know (the program) is so much bigger than they are. And, two, you're going to be called a racist."

    Despite his heritage, Ward said he was accused of racism after complaining to Tucson High administration about being used as a "teacher of record" in behalf of the program known generally as "raza studies."

    "I began to voice these concerns internally," Ward said, "to teachers. The situation then went immediately from bad to worse. I was told I was racist."

    The Ethnic Studies department, he said, took their complaints about Ward to the TUSD school board.

    A compromise was reached. Ward said he was removed from the class entirely in March 2003 and reassigned to assist another teacher in a traditional social-studies class. But the experience, especially the changes he saw in the students in the class, was seared into him.

    "By the time I left that class, I saw a change (in the students)," he said. "An angry tone. They taught them not to trust their teachers, not to trust the system. They taught them the system wasn't worth trusting."

    TUSD's Ethnic Studies program first became an issue last fall when Arizona's superintendent of public instruction, Tom Horne, asked the district about it. He requested the books and other teaching materials used in the program.

    District officials objected to Horne's interest, suggesting the state's highest elected official in charge of public education had no right to examine course materials used in a public-school curriculum. They went to the Tucson newspapers, which, in no uncertain terms, told Horne in editorials to "butt out."

    In Tucson news stories, program director Augustine Romero defended the program. He said students taking raza studies courses perform better on standardized tests than most students. He said the program, which includes about 1,700 TUSD students, helps the students develop a better sense of self-worth.

    After several weeks, the district finally sent the materials to Horne. As expected, Horne was not impressed.

    They included texts titled Occupied America and The Pedagogy of Oppression. Another text, he said, "gloats over the difficulties our country is having at enforcing its immigration laws."

    "Most of these students' parents or grandparents came to this country legally because it is the land of opportunity," he said. "They trust our public schools with their children. We should be teaching the students that this is the land of opportunity; they can achieve their ambitions if they work hard.

    "They should not be taught that this is the land of oppression."

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    georgia needs to follow suit
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    The entire lower 48 need to follow suit, biscuit.
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    Arizona passed a law in 2000 that prohibits teachers with an accent from teaching English to non-English fluent children. You must speak perfect English, take classes to improve your English or be fired. I suppose that makes sense since you don't want an hispanic accent in your hispanic children. You also don't want children saying "dis" and "dat" or "dem or "ax" instead of ask so that would also apply to African-American teachers. Oh, let's not forget Australians and their accents. Man, I hate that little Gieco gekko.
    Taking our country back, one syllable at a time.
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    lol, wish they did that at georgia state, im sure a bunch of the asian biologists are awesome in their field, but i cant understand them and they arent good teachers
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