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Friday, May 14, 2010

AZ to Cut Funding for Ethnic Studies in Public Schools


“Less than a month after signing the nation’s toughest law on illegal immigration, Gov. Jan Brewer  of Arizona has again upset the state’s large Hispanic population, signing a bill aimed at ending ethnic studies in Tucson schools. Under the law signed on Tuesday, any school district that offers classes designed primarily for students of particular ethnic groups, advocate ethnic solidarity or promote resentment of a race or a class of people would risk losing 10 percent of its state financing.” (New York Times, Thursday)

Add to the list of things we wouldn’t argue about were it not for socialized public education.

FEE Timely Classic:
Freedom of Education: A Civil Liberty” by Barry Loberfeld