Republic columnist Doug MacEachern has written a must-read column titled Defenses of “ethnic studies are feeble.” He discussed the taxpayer funded LaRaza programs being taught in the Tucson Unified School District’s public schools.
His piece includes several excellent links, and this stunning quote from Augustine Romero, the director of the program, which MacEachern describes as happily expressed to him last year: “Our teachers are left-leaning. They are progressives. They’re going to have things that conservatives are not going to like.”
I have written a fair bit about TUSD’s innocent, little set of survey courses in world history and governments. I’ve written about the instructors’ obsession with the United States as a land of racism and oppression, writes MacEachern.
MacEachern continues: I’ve written about Romero’s annual summer symposiums that constitute a freak show of radical education theorists. And about their unhinged obsession with Marxism. Really, you simply must see the Web site of the featured speaker at last year’s symposium: www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/ pages/mclaren/.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, is correct in sponsoring legislation to ban such programs in Arizona’s public schools.
Seeing Red AZ has previously written about this travesty in Tucson where the Marxist agenda is alive and well.