Anti-Americanism passing as education in Tucson

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.

Human Events carried this exposé of La Raza by former Georgia U. S. Rep. Charlie Norwood who wrote about “the dark side of our current illegal immigration crisis.”

5 Responses to Anti-Americanism passing as education in Tucson

  1. Maggie says:

    It’s good to see that saner heads than Linda Valdez can still have a say at the AZ Republic — rare as that is. Kudos to Mr. MacEachern for this intelligent report.

  2. Ellsworth says:

    I just finished reading the linked article in Human Events. Wow! Double Wow! That should be required reading for everyone who needs to be brought up to speed on this group.

  3. Hometown Guy says:

    Can you imagine the ruckus if the shoe was on the other foot and anti-Mexican studies were being taught and funded with public tax dollars in American public schools?

    What is being spoon fed to Hispanic students is revisionist history rather than the history of our land and culture. If they are so opposed to hearing American history, they are free to leave and go back to their homeland they willingly left to sneak into ours. It’s inconceivable that this anti-American garbage is being sold as important for the students’ self esteem!

  4. Kate says:

    Marxists and Democrat Socialists fighting over the future rule of America! Let’s hope there are enough American patriots left with some courage to take them both on, or this country is lost.

  5. sal says:

    What is really sad is the SB 1069 which would disallow these courses in Arizona schools made it out of committee, but was not put up for a floor vote. Additionally, Sen. Russell Pearce fought long and hard to get this measure approved and was not supported by Sen. Burns. Looks like one more year of Marxists-left-leaning teaching at the taxpayers expence. Someone down at the legislature needs to wake up and get this passed!