New Arizona Law Steps on Ethnic Studies Program In Public Schools
Once again Arizona law makers brings questions to racism and racial profiling to the fore front of laws aimed at minorities within the United states, even the attention of the United Nations. Only now its in the public schools regarding Ethnic Studies, HB2281s Signed into law on Tuesday 5.11.2010 by Governor Jan Brewer.
The law bans schools from teaching classes that are designed for students of a particular ethnic group, promote resentment or advocate ethnic solidarity over treating pupils as individuals. The bill also bans classes that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government.
"The bill was written to target the Chicano, or Mexican American, studies program in the Tucson school system, said state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Horne. School districts that don't comply with the new law could have as much as 10% of their state funds withheld each month. Districts have the right to appeal the mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 31.
Tucson Unified School District officials say the Chicano studies classes benefit students and promote critical thinking. "We don't teach all those ugly things they think we're teaching," said Judy Burns, the president of the district's governing board." Via: Los Angeles Times
" The United Nations release on Monday (5.10.2010) by a group of UN human rights experts expressed serious concerns over laws recently enacted the state of Arizona, United States of America, that affect minorities, indigenous people and immigrants and potentially subject them to discriminatory treatment.Arizona: UN experts warn against “a disturbing legal pattern hostile to ethnic minorities and immigrants” " Via: United Nations - Human Rights
" On Wednesday (5.12.2010) Arizona Governor responded to the U.N. human rights criticism: The statement read, "If the Arizona law violates the international standards, then so does the federal law upon which it is based. This once again illustrates that border security is a federal issue that the federal government has neglected for decades, thus forcing states like Arizona to act to protect the safety and well-being of its citizens." " Via: KGUN9 Tucson
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