April 11, 2012
Defying Community, Split Tucson School Board Sacks Mexican American Studies Director Amid Confusion
First they came for our classes. Then they came for our books. Now they’re coming for us—our teachers and staff, including program director Sean Arce. We will not comply, we will resist until Mexican-American Studies is put back in our schools.
We want (TUSD board member Michael) Hicks out. In fact, we want a new school board—one that will fight for our education and not squelch it. We want a school board that is representative of its students, that will regard its students as human beings and will no longer embarrass our community through ignorance and hate.
TUSD board members, in service of the AZ state government’s relentless attack on Ethnic Studies, have underestimated the stamina and fervor of MAS students and community before. They’ve seen what we’re capable of—but they haven’t seen anything yet.
|Michael Hicks poster at TUSD board meeting|