Archive | April, 2011

Undoing Tucson Ethnic Studies Illegal, Nonsensical And Expensive

By Sara Inés Calderón of and Christina Saenz The Tucson Unified School District’s attempts to unravel the ethnic studies program there doesn’t really make any sense, not to mention the fact that it’s pretty much illegal, said activist and writer David Morales. “We have the law on our side, we have the community on our side, so it’s […]

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U.N.I.D.O.S. Against Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Ban

By Efrain Nieves & Victoria Cepeda The battle over the Ethnic Studies Ban  H.B. 2281 in Arizona has become more controversial with the protest of students on Tuesday.  The United Non-Discriminatory Individuals Demanding Our Studies (UNIDOS) is a group made up of  students from local high schools, alumni and community members that “stormed a meeting […]

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Cuts in Education Will Increase Latino Unemployment

By Efrain Nieves At 17.7 percent Connecticut has the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation with Latinos at the lead. Only Rhode Island, with 21.8 percent unemployment, and Nevada, 18.6 percent, have a higher jobless rate for Latinos than Connecticut. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor titled “The Hispanic Labor Force in the Recovery,”  the state […]

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