Librotraficante Caravan: Lorna Dee Cervantes

When Lorna Dee Cervantes was in highschool, her teacher said NO to every dream she had on the basis of the colour of her skin. Standing in front of the Alamo, San Antonio, Lorna Dee Cervantes stands up and says YES to Chicana/o Studies and NO to those who oppress ethnic studies education! For more information […]

A (Dis)United State: Arizona’s Educational Catastrophe!!!

There are a number of words and phrases that come to mind when I think about the current state of Arizona’s education system. These include white supremacy, racism, segregation, intellectual colonialism, neocolonialism, harassment…I could go on. Education Officials in Arizona have been quick to defend the recent removal of a multitude of texts from the school curriculum, […]

Arizona Education is White Washed as the Ban on Ethnic Studies Continues

Arizona has banned Ethnic Studies. The House Bill was signed into law last May by Gov. Jan Brewer and came into effect on December 31st 2010. The law comes soon after Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law. HB 2281 states that a school district or charter school in the Arizona shall not include in its programme of instruction […]