November 20, 2011 |
Arizona's public schools chief had heard unsettling reports about what was being taught in the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American studies program and decided to see for himself. As he sat in on a Chicano literature class, Supt. John Huppenthal noticed an image of Che Guevera hanging on a wall and listened to a lecturer cast Benjamin Franklin as a racist. And though teacher Curtis Acosta did not directly portray Mexican Americans as an oppressed minority, he discussed educational theorist Paulo Freire and his "Pedagogy of the Oppressed," which the Tucson High Magnet School students used as a textbook.
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March 23, 1993 |
A Simi Valley man was killed when he jumped from the back of a crowded houseboat on an Arizona lake and was struck by the boat's propeller, authorities said Monday. Emilio Cruz, 20, was among 90 people on four linked houseboats near Lake Havasu's Copper Canyon, a popular spring break party spot, said Tonya Dowe, a Mohave County Sheriff's spokeswoman.
April 29, 1991 |
USC defeated California, 10-1, in baseball at Berkeley Sunday to clinch its first division title since 1978, when the Trojans won the Southern Division of the Pacific 8. It became the Pacific 10 the next year, when the Arizona schools joined the conference. USC went on in 1978 to win its 11th NCAA championship, which was the Trojans' sixth of the '70s.
May 15, 2004 |
One former Qwest Communications International Inc. executive will plead guilty to accounting fraud charges and another will be retried, government lawyers told a judge. The former mid-level executives were charged with conspiring to boost Qwest revenue by more than $33 million from a deal to wire Arizona schools to the Internet.
November 28, 2012
The Tucson Unified School District was forced to shut down its Mexican American Studies program earlier this year after Arizona Supt. of Public Instruction John Huppenthal threatened to withhold millions of dollars in state aid. Huppenthal said the program violated a state law banning classes that promote "racial resentment," encourage "ethnic solidarity" or advocate the overthrow of the United States. Fortunately, Huppenthal's attempt to bully the district with this obnoxious law wasn't entirely successful.
February 19, 2001 |
UCLA Coach Steve Lavin is getting all sorts of strokes these days. The latest come from guard Billy Knight, whose clutch play Saturday helped the Bruins avoid getting upset by Arizona State. "I really couldn't tell from Lavin that he had his job on the line because his composure was real smooth," Knight said. "The only time I knew his job was on the line was by reading all the newspapers and listening to TV. I don't know how he did it.
January 14, 1991 |
Rehema Stephens scored 25 points, Natalie Williams 23 and Nicole Anderson 22 as UCLA defeated Arizona, 115-102, in women's basketball Sunday at Tucson. The victory completed a road sweep of the Arizona schools for the Bruins. On Friday, UCLA defeated Arizona State, 81-68. The Bruins (7-6 overall, 2-1 in the Pacific 10 Conference) led, 79-53, with 13:58 remaining in the game, but the Wildcats rallied to cut the deficit to 107-102 with 2:25 left.