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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Are Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall Too Radical for Our Students?

Having just posted (below) Nino's song honoring the death of Agustin Gudinon, the farmworker who died of a heat stroke in the fields, we happened to notice this petition on the website of the United Farm Workers. In their petition, they alert the public to a debate taking place over the adoption of new social studies curriculum standards before the Texas State Board of Education. Why are figures like Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall even being challenged?

To read the concerns of the United Farm Workers in their own words, go to their website and see their petition: "Tell Texas not to remove Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall from school books." You can also find news clips on the subject at their website also.

2 comments:

C. Cryn Johannsen said...

I've posted to this to my professional Facebook page. I am a blogger who just launched a new blog called - Education Matters - and this news is dismaying.

Thanks for posting about it.

My blog: http://alleducationmatters.blogspot.com/

marry said...

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!
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