A federal judge has ordered the Tucson Unified School District to begin offering culturally relevant courses in the next school year. The classes, which will focus on the history, experiences and culture of black and Latino communities, are among many provisions in a plan that aims to bring racial balance to TUSD schools. U.S. District Judge David Bury adopted the plan, known as the Unitary Status Plan, Wednesday.
Comments: I read somewhere that white students are actually the minority in Tucson.
This is America afterall. Let´s first make certain every kid in public school learns American history and civics. The mult-culti crap has diminished Western civilization and achievements in favor of ...what? Immediately following WWII a bunch of new kids arrived in our school and none spoke English very well; however, WITHOUT ESL classes they became native speakers within their first year and often excelled in math and science. They were the DPs (displaced persons) from war-torn Europe. God bless all of them and the US which they came to love and for which they became productive, job holding, tax paying, patriotic citizens. What is this toad of a ´judge´ trying to accomplish?
I remember some of those DP kids as well, #1. They were a different breed from the immigrants that I know of today. They wanted to be Americans, not just take from America. I never saw them wave any flag other than the American flag. Can´t say the same of immigrants today, particularly in the Southwestern USA where the Mexican flag is displayed more than any other.
Would have been nice if the know-it-all-Judge would have stressed learning other subjects (you know, MATH-SCIENCE-LANGUAGE SKILLS) and such.
Heck, even trades that can make you $100,000+ in some boom towns -- welding, trucking, mechanics wouldn´t hurt either.
My wife, a school teacher, had a recent visit from a former student -- a kid who struggled, but graduated thanks to her help -- kid is now a welder in the North Dakota oil fields making $150K. Kid drove all the way back to Texas to get his HS transcript (which, he could have gotten with a phone call, but he wasn´t all that bright).
He did stop and say hi to my wife and thanks for her help. When she asked him where he worked, he said "Dakota." She asked North or South. He didn´t know.
When my kids were in the public schools of Detroit, there were usually about three white kids for every 30 black kids in their classes. The mayor was black. The city council was black. The county commissioners were black. The chief of police was black, as well as a significant percentage of the city police force. Yet we were constantly reminded that blacks were an oppressed ´minority´.
I got my family out of that wretched place just as soon as I could.
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