Wednesday, January 18, 2012

o brave new world, that has such [small minded] people in't!

School officials in Tucson, Arizona, have released a list of seven banned books that can no longer be used in classrooms after the suspension of the district’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program. Officials told teachers to stay away from any books where, quote, "race, ethnicity and oppression are central themes." The banned books includeRethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years, Shakespeare’s play The Tempest,Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, and Chicano!: The History of the Mexican Civil Rights Movement