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Judge orders TUSD to
teach about culture

Arizona Daily Star [Tucson,AZ], by Alexis Huicochea

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 2/7/2013 6:06:21 AM

A federal judge has ordered the Tucson Unified School District to begin offering culturally relevant courses in the next school year. The classes, which will focus on the history, experiences and culture of black and Latino communities, are among many provisions in a plan that aims to bring racial balance to TUSD schools. U.S. District Judge David Bury adopted the plan, known as the Unitary Status Plan, Wednesday.

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I read somewhere that white students are actually the minority in Tucson.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oldselzer, 2/7/2013 6:18:07 AM     (No. 9162995)

This is America afterall. Let´s first make certain every kid in public school learns American history and civics. The mult-culti crap has diminished Western civilization and achievements in favor of ...what? Immediately following WWII a bunch of new kids arrived in our school and none spoke English very well; however, WITHOUT ESL classes they became native speakers within their first year and often excelled in math and science. They were the DPs (displaced persons) from war-torn Europe. God bless all of them and the US which they came to love and for which they became productive, job holding, tax paying, patriotic citizens. What is this toad of a ´judge´ trying to accomplish?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/7/2013 6:59:12 AM     (No. 9163014)

I remember some of those DP kids as well, #1. They were a different breed from the immigrants that I know of today. They wanted to be Americans, not just take from America. I never saw them wave any flag other than the American flag. Can´t say the same of immigrants today, particularly in the Southwestern USA where the Mexican flag is displayed more than any other.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HerbVA, 2/7/2013 7:52:17 AM     (No. 9163122)

Bet the judge and the "Special Master" don´y have kids in those govt schools.

And what great contributions have the blacks and Mexicans made to this country?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HalfNorsk, 2/7/2013 7:52:59 AM     (No. 9163125)

To misquote Admiral Farragut, "Damn the facts. Damn history. Full speed ahead."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56, 2/7/2013 7:58:00 AM     (No. 9163137)

Would have been nice if the know-it-all-Judge would have stressed learning other subjects (you know, MATH-SCIENCE-LANGUAGE SKILLS) and such.

Heck, even trades that can make you $100,000+ in some boom towns -- welding, trucking, mechanics wouldn´t hurt either.

My wife, a school teacher, had a recent visit from a former student -- a kid who struggled, but graduated thanks to her help -- kid is now a welder in the North Dakota oil fields making $150K. Kid drove all the way back to Texas to get his HS transcript (which, he could have gotten with a phone call, but he wasn´t all that bright).

He did stop and say hi to my wife and thanks for her help. When she asked him where he worked, he said "Dakota." She asked North or South. He didn´t know.

But he was a pretty decent welder.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/7/2013 8:01:26 AM     (No. 9163144)

When my kids were in the public schools of Detroit, there were usually about three white kids for every 30 black kids in their classes. The mayor was black. The city council was black. The county commissioners were black. The chief of police was black, as well as a significant percentage of the city police force. Yet we were constantly reminded that blacks were an oppressed ´minority´.

I got my family out of that wretched place just as soon as I could.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jimK1, 2/7/2013 8:05:26 AM     (No. 9163151)

Judges legislating from the bench need to be tried for treason, convicted and dealt with.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/7/2013 8:18:51 AM     (No. 9163179)

I could be ok with this if judges like this one would legislate that kids in a school district where whites are the minority get forced to learn white cultural history also. But it will never happen.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Refried, 2/7/2013 8:42:02 AM     (No. 9163227)

Hurrah to what poster # 7 said!!
One time of prosecuting .convicting and imprisoning one of these black robed dictators would put a halt to judicial power grabs!!
Long overdue!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: curious1, 2/7/2013 9:02:24 AM     (No. 9163280)

The state of AZ should tell the ´judge´ to pound sand. 10th amendment, and all that, don´t you know.

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