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Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools

Posted: Jul 18, 2012 1:42 PM MST

Updated: Jul 18, 2012 2:27 PM MST




TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A group of students and supporters from UNIDOS & Freedom Summer met in front of TUSD board member Mark Stegeman's house this afternoon.

They are questioning a move he plans to make at the next board meeting on July 24th.

He wants to reinstate books from the Mexican American studies program that were boxed up when the program ended back in February.

In a statement Stegeman said, "It's time to end the special treatment of the Mexican American Studies books...When the board suspended the Mexican American Studies classes in January, the board's resolution did not mention books. After discussions with the Arizona Department of Education, TUSD staff made the decision to remove seven titles from classrooms, as a step to show compliance with statute during the transition semester. I understand that reasoning, but that semester has ended, and it is time to move forward."

We will have reaction from both sides live at 4pm on KOLD News 13.

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/19057414/group-questions

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