LA School Teacher Fired for Being Too “Afrocentric”; Arizona Bill Proposes to Prohibit Teachings Critical of Western Civilization

We look at two cases of free speech in the classroom: Karen Salazar speaks out about her dismissal from the Los Angeles School District; historian Rodolfo Acuna discusses the Arizona bill that would ban schools from using some books, including Acuna’s Occupied America: A History of Chicanos.

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The firing of Karen Salazar from her teaching position with the Los Angeles School District is appalling.  Our educational system is in crisis and the last thing we need to do is fire a good teacher for teaching her students critical thinking skills and using materials that are relevant to them.  What a shame!  Peace 🙂

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~ by peaceseeker99 on June 22, 2008.

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