COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Betsy Gomez | January 15, 2013
Last week, the Tucson school board voted to rescind an objection to “culturally relevant coursework” as part of a plan to desegregate district schools. The move means that the district’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program may be reinstated, and with it, books that were forcibly removed from classrooms may be returned.
Nearly a year ago, CBLDF joined a coalition of free speech advocates, writers, and artists to decry the dissolution of Tucson’s award-winning MAS program, which the district ended in response to Arizona state legislation that declared the courses illegal. In ending the program, the school district removed several books by Mexican American and Native authors from classrooms.
Original NDLA IF Blog postings from 2012:
January 23 - January 24 - February 6 – February 17