Stegeman: Bring Back MAS Books

By Huicochea, Alexis | AZ Daily Star, July 20, 2012 | Go to article overview

Stegeman: Bring Back MAS Books


Huicochea, Alexis, AZ Daily Star


Ethnic-studies backers see resolution as politically motivated

TUSD board member Mark Stegeman wants to return to district classrooms seven books removed as part of the elimination of Mexican American Studies courses.

His proposal drew criticism from MAS supporters, who held a news conference outside the board member's home this week.

Stegeman, who supported the elimination of the classes while serving as board president, will introduce a resolution to the board Tuesday.

The resolution, in part, reads: "The books which were used in the suspended Mexican American Studies courses shall henceforth be subject to the same rules for classroom use as are all other books."

The books, which include "Critical Race Theory" by Richard Delgado, "Message to Aztlan" by Rodolfo Corky Gonzales, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire and "Occupied America: A History of Chicanos" by Rodolfo Acuna, were removed from TUSD classrooms in January.

Though the removal was not approved by the board, it occurred as a result of the board's vote to end the classes, which were found to be in violation of state law. At the time, TUSD was facing the loss of millions in state funding unless the violation was remedied.

The decision to remove the books was made by TUSD in consultation with the Arizona Department of Education, primarily because even though the courses were no longer going to be offered, the students enrolled in them would remain in the same classrooms with the same teachers.

"I gather that the state was skeptical that anything would be different," said Stegeman, who was not part of the conversation to remove the titles. "Out of those discussions, they decided that one way to make it clear that things were different was to take the books out."

Stegeman, who recently stepped down as board president, says he is not critical of the decision to remove the books, but feels that's no longer necessary because TUSD is starting a new school year, with new students.

"Why should we continue with that when the reason for doing so doesn't exist anymore? …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Stegeman: Bring Back MAS Books
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.