The Tucson, Ariz., school district "has completely banned Mexican-American studies, seized all the textbooks and even wall posters from the classrooms, and punished the students who protested by sentencing them to janitorial duty," according to Wonkette.
A bit inflammatory, but still.
The law, HB 2281, prohibits classes that cater to students of a particular ethnic group, that promote ethnic solidarity or that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, as reported in the Los Angeles Times.
As Nicole Santa Cruz wrote in the Times in May 2010, when the law was passed, "The bill was written to target the Chicano, or Mexican American, studies program in the Tucscon school system, said state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Horne."
The law became effective at the end of 2010.
"(The) students who walked out on Thursday, protesting the elimination of the district's Mexican American studies program, have -- without a hearing -- been directed to perform janitorial duties this Saturday," according to The Guardian.
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