It's Banned Books Week -- which is a great time to remember that Tucson Unified School District in Arizona still won't allow seven books into its classrooms because they once belonged to a controversial Mexican American Studies curriculum.
The Arizona legislature passed legislation in 2010 banning public school courses promoting ethnic solidarity. Aimed squarely at a controversial Mexican American Studies curriculum in Tucson Unified School District accused by conservatives of politicizing the students, state officials told the school board to drop the program or face losing $14 million in funding over the fiscal year. When teachers and students challenged the decision in court, the school pulled seven books from classrooms -- all but two written by Latino authors.
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