MAS for College Credit
I recieved this news earlier today from former MAS teacher
Curtis Acosta with great news about former TUSD MAS
curriculum being offered for college credit.
Curtis Acosta (right) and I
LA LUCHA SIGUE
Although we have suffered
through the pain and indignity of losing
Mexican American Studies in
Tucson, today serves as the beginning
of a sea change in this struggle.
In response to the Tucson Unified
School District dismantling our MAS
classes, I started Chican@
Literature After School Studies (CLASS),
which meets at the John
Valenzuela Youth Center in South Tucson and is
free for all students
who attend. We meet for at least two hours each
sometimes my students and I lose complete track of time
of our intense conversations inspired by how this amazing
relates to our world and our lives. It is the highlight of my
has kept my spirit and love for teaching alive during these
MAS GOES TO COLLEGE
Our dedication and love of learning has been rewarded thanks to the
amazing people at Prescott College in Arizona.
In an incredible show
of respect for the quality and rigor of our
former MAS classes in TUSD,
Prescott College will be offering college
credit to these students for
our Sunday classes. We are humbled and
excited for this partnership,
but now we need your help to make this
dream become a reality.
TUSD banned the teaching of Chican@ literature, we recognize
and importance of the former MAS classes, and therefore
will offer students the option to enroll in Curtis
Literature class for college credit. We hope this
will not only be an
incentive to attend this weekend class but will
also send a strong
message that this knowledge is highly valued,"
said Anita Fernández, a
Prescott College professor.
Investing in the future of Chican@ Studies
It is incredibly important
for CLASS to remain free for this small
group of young scholars. Thus,
we have established the Chican@
Literature And Studies Scholarship
(CLASS) Fund in order to raise
money for the students to receive college
credit for their
participation. Will you invest in these amazing young
by donating to CLASS today?
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