"Precious Knowledge"

Published sparrina - Tue, 04/17/2012 - 7:45am

Arizona lawmakers believe Tucson High School teachers are teaching victimization, racism, and revolution in their Ethnic Studies classes. Meanwhile Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Department have data showing that almost 93% of their students, on average, graduate from high school and 82% attend college.

Why is studying Mexican culture and history controversial? 

The Dos Vatos Productions team filmed a year in the classroom to find out why the Mexican American Studies program is so popular with students, so misunderstood by the public, and discover what actually happens in the classroom.

Precious Knowledge illustrates a civil rights battle as students and teachers battle with lawmakers and public opinion in an effort to keep their classes alive.

Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated
When:
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated