A lesson in tolerance for Arizona

  • Article by: EDITORIAL , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: June 12, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Decision to dismantle the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican-American studies program based on an absurd new state law.

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roymercerJun. 12, 1212:10 PM

"Mexican-American studies program"? Anyone care to bet what the standardized test scores are in this district? Schools that fail to teach the Three Rs tend to pursue other curricula to distract from their failures in the basics.

ranger78Jun. 12, 1212:13 PM

Now this is funny. The LA Times writing a op-ed telling AZ how not to handle their own business. Meanwhile, CA is bankrupt because of their absolute sellout on how they handle illegal immigrants. I would think the LA Times has enough CA problems to write op-ed pieces about without butting into other states.

evenmorejustJun. 12, 1212:40 PM

This is your opinion! Deport all illegal aliens and arrest employers who hire illegal aliens! There are a lot of illegals on job sites around town!

buzzard23Jun. 12, 1212:41 PM

I would love to hear from people who went to school years ago when an 'immigrant' was from Italy or Sweden, etc. Many cities were segregated by ethnicity and so were the schools. Hence "Little Italy" in NYC as an example, or "Swede Hollow" in Saint Paul. For ones that were integrated, would a "Swedish American Studies" program have helped? An "Italian American Studies" program? What about a "German American Studies" program? Or was there really just plain discrimination and segregation at that time?

larrymickJun. 12, 1212:43 PM

roymercer - their standardized test socres, at the 8th grade level, are higher than those in the Minneapolis school district.

larrymickJun. 12, 1212:44 PM

Arizona is the most racist and intolerant state in the country, at least on the government level. Makes Mississippi seem enlightened by comparison.

muggsh2oJun. 12, 1212:47 PM

What do you think would happen if the school districts here in St. Paul/Mpls put together a Swede-American studies class or a German-American class? And is this the whole story? I'm guessing the LA Times is leaving out a great deal of the timeline and story because one legislator does not have that power they are giving the guy in the story.

poodledudeJun. 12, 12 1:11 PM

I am from southern Arizona and we have TOLERATED TOO MUCH FOR TOO LONG! It is waay past due for the Fed Government to do their job. If they had done their job there would not be 12Million undocumented immigrants and 20million anchor babies that US teapayers have to support. I think it is ironic that this article stems from California...the sactuary state that is in financila ruin because of it's santuary policies!

milkman53Jun. 12, 12 1:37 PM

Friction developed between my dad and his sister because we left the Norwegian Lutheran Church and joined a Swedish Lutheran church even though they had combined almost 10 years before.

hawkeye56379Jun. 12, 12 1:55 PM

"What do you think would happen if the school districts here in St. Paul/Mpls put together a Swede-American studies class or a German-American class?"-------------- Then they would have that class in their school. There is nothing wrong with that.


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