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Grijalva urges federal probe into decision on TUSD's MAS program

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Tucson, sent a letter Monday to federal education officials asking for an investigation into whether state law violates national standards in targeting TUSD's Mexican American Studies program.... Read more»

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Jan 24, 2012, 6:39 pm
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its quite obvious that this representative (in name only) will do anything to further the racist agenda set forth by MAS. Im afraid that once again we see ethnicity trump law, common sense and fairness. It is hard to swallow im sure, when your agenda is called out and deemed unlawful by a judge. The law was used as the law should be, to examine a program that promotes anti american values. Grijvalva needs to get his head out of the Aztlan clouds and remember he is an American first.  This is exactly the kind of representation we do not need in ARIZONA. Raul, get your La Raza thinking out of politics. You represent everyone in Arizona, not a particular race or ethnicity. You sir are insincere to your oath of office.

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Jan 24, 2012, 6:44 pm
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i was under the impression these MAS classes have existed for several years already, perhaps a decade.  so i find it strange that suddenly they are found to be violating the state laws.

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Jan 24, 2012, 8:05 pm
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Scar/ Perhaps the program started out with good intentions and morphed into its present state.  I really dont know, but different dept. heads over the years could have entirely different agendas. Even a change in instructors could lead to the present violation of law. Perhaps some of the radical books used in the program were not part of the curriculum in the past.

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Jan 24, 2012, 8:34 pm
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@buddhaboy& @scar

The program hasn’t changed. It was specifically targeted by a new state law pushed by Horne and Huppenthal.

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Jan 24, 2012, 11:54 pm
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“This is not about one group of people wanting special treatment,” Grijalva wrote.

Ummmmmmm….....hmmmmmmmm…...

“Public education isn’t supposed to be politicized in this country…

Ummmmmmm…......

Wow, I am soooooooooo confused.

Well, not really. Grijalva’s motives have always been thinly-veiled support of the reconquista movement. This idiotic move can just be added to the very long list of why this traitor has absolutely no business whatsoever in any political office at any layer of government. But, he has the right skin color…let’s be honest. That’s why far too many vote for him…too many voters are just as bigoted as he is. Or, wait…only “white” folks can be bigots around here, right?

If Grijalva is so smart, then perhaps he can explain to us all why teaching this tired resentment and hate to the next generation absolutely has to be done with tax dollars rather than on their own time and their own dime. I would LOVE to hear even one MAS supporter explain that to me because it’s just not clicking in my head.

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