Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bilingual Education in Arizona

A Great Video from Three Sonorans

This Three Sononoras video is a great lecture from educator Sal Gabaldon, who discusses the important history of Bilingual Education in Arizona that provides context for more recent legislation like HB 2281 that outlaws Mexican American Studies in Tucson Unified School District. Former MAS teacher Curtis Acosta introduces Gabaldon at the start.

Some important facts are brought up about the inception of public education in Arizona and the necessity of bilingual teachers, segregation, federal desegregation, and how Prop 203 undermined bilingual literacy in spite of the diverse migrant and refugee populations that TUSD has served and continues to serve.

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