Listeners Respond to Arizona's Controversial Education Plans

Friday, May 14, 2010

Opponents of Arizona's new immigration law listen during a protest outside the state capitol building on April 25, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. (John Moore/Getty)

Yesterday, we discussed Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's decision to sign a controversial bill aimed at ending ethnic studies throughout the Tucson schools, and our listeners responded in force. While some were in support of a more generalized historical education, others felt this was yet another blow to the region's Latino community. We listen to what you had to say.

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Carmen from Oklahoma City

Endind "ethnic" studies?? Does this mean that the country (at least Arizona state) is aiming to "ignore" history all together? I hope some states' governments do not start passing bills to ignore or erase from books and education what it is "convenient" to cetain interest groups. New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and California belonged to Mexico. Santa Ana, the fourth Mexican president "sold" those territories to the United States around the 1840's. This is HISTORY, I suggest people investigate a little bit to educate themselves before casting their "own stone".
If we "ignore" history or at least part of it, what kind of country are we going to become?
Is Florida going to pass a bill to stop any Cuban that is "suspected" to be an iligal inmigrant? Did we forget that we all are human beings trying to make a living?
Sad, really sad....

May. 14 2010 10:37 AM

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