Tucson school district lifts ban on 7 books - New York News

Tucson school district lifts ban on 7 books

Posted: Updated:

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Seven books that were banned by the Tucson Unified School District following the shutdown of its Mexican American Studies program may make a comeback.

The Arizona Daily Star reported (http://bit.ly/163Kzed) Wednesday that the district's governing board voted 3-2 Tuesday night to approve the books as supplementary materials.

The books include "Critical Race Theory" and "500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures."

The district faced heat over its interpretation of a new state law that banned classes which critics say encouraged the overthrow of the U.S. government. District officials ordered the end of its much debated Mexican American Studies program, sparking protests from Latino writers around the country who donated books for "underground libraries."

Mexican American Studies teachers have denied that the classes taught racial hatred.

Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com  Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man to face murder charges in mother's slaying

    Man to face murder charges in mother's slaying

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:08:57 GMT
    Murder charges are pending against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death.
    Murder charges are pending against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death.
  • Homeowner interrupting burglary is fatally stabbed

    Homeowner interrupting burglary is fatally stabbed

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:35:46 GMT
    A 67-year-old homeowner was stabbed to death and his wife injured after they came upon a burglary at their Staten Island home.
    Police in New York City say an intruder stabbed a couple who interrupted a burglary at their home, killing the man and injuring his wife.
  • New MTA bus routes take effect

    New MTA bus routes take effect

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:09:54 GMT
    MTAMTA
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices