Ethnic-Studies Classes Now Illegal in Arizona

One Tucson school district says that it will fight the new law.


Public school classes in Arizona has been completely whitewashed, now that 2011 has arrived. The ban on ethnic-studies classes has been in effect since Jan. 1.

From the Christian Science Monitor: The law bans classes that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government or resentment toward a race or class of people. Also outlawed are courses designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group and those that advocate ethnic solidarity rather than treat students as individuals.

One Tucson school district vows to keep classes based on Mexican-American history. But school officials have only 60 days to comply with the new law before they face funding cuts.

Read the rest of this story at the Christian Science Monitor.