The Tucson Unified (heh) School District has been out of control for years. Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, who had the legal right and responsibility to review curriculum, was repeatedly denied access to the socalled Ethnic Studies program for years. And, of course and as usual, called a raaaacist for demanding it in the first place.
I haven't followed recent events involving the TUSD and the Ethnic Studies program since it's well over 100 miles from where I live and I believe in local control - ie, the parents of the students should be involved in the schools. It seems the TUSD board was to have a meeting on the Ethnic Studies program last night. And it also seems that these high school students were paying close attention to the recent events in Wisconsin (watch the video).
The article below says that the news organization is working to find out why the students weren't arrested. Good question. And why aren't these out of control anarchist teens punished by their parents? Because the parents are probably Democrats used to screaming and whining and pounding their fists and stomping their feet demanding more freebies from our tax dollars. Damn commies.
I think this article is incorrectly titled. It should be "Community reacts to out of control children with irresponsible parents".
Community reacts to ethnic studies protest
TUCSON - An unruly crowd of frustrated students at the Tucson Unified School District Headquarters last night forced the meeting on ethnic studies to be postponed.
Ten minutes before the meeting was scheduled to start last night, students barged into the meeting room and shackled themselves to board members' chairs.
So, what happens now? News 4 is still waiting to hear when and where the rescheduled meeting will be held.
Last night, in a brief note, the board said it will be rescheduled in a bigger venue to better accommodate so many people.
As for the students' actions last night, there are still a lot of questions, and even more reactions are coming in today.
News 4 is working to find out why the students weren't arrested, and why the meeting was ultimately cancelled. Students say their voices just weren't being heard, so they had to do something extreme to get the board's attention.
But critics say their actions were just wrong.
"They're being taught not to respect any other point of view. To respect the laws, to respect their elders, they are acting like a mob," said Pat Sexton, one Tucson resident against the student protect.
But one student who spoke to us thought he was well within his right.
"We're here to fight for an education, for human rights," the student said. "Human rights is ethnic studies, and we should be allowed to have a say in our education, because our education is our future."
Coming up tonight at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., you'll hear from former Arizona superintendent Tom Horne, who led the charge against these ethnic studies classes.
In the meantime, log on to the News 4 Tucson Facebook page and tell us what you think.