The ethnic studies program (MAS) within the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) has been a very successful program with a proven record. Students that participated in the program received higher grades and test scores on average and were more likely to graduate high school than their counterparts. This, however, did not stop Arizona from passing a draconian law that would target the MAS program, would seek to eliminate that program, and would prevent others from developing such programs in Arizona.
Recently TUSD not only failed to stand up for this successful program and the students and families they are supposed to represent, the board went one disgusting step further.
The Board went into the schools and removed all the books that were being used in the MAS courses and placed them in storage, effectively banning those books in TUSD schools. The seized books are as follows:
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