Ethnic Education class to be cut in Arizona

After Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a controversy  bill regarding illegal  immigration and the status of “racial profiling,” Arizona lawmakers made headlines and gained significant international attention.

May 13th 2010 The Christian Science Monitor released an article reporting on the severity of a new ruling by Republican Governor Jan Brewer.

A new law specifically targeting ‘ethnic solidarity’  within the Tucson public school and charter school district will cut funding up to 10% if not in compliance.

The new bill could ascertain legal ramifications however in part because the US Constitution critics of the bill  say.

Tom Horne, superintendent of Tuscon public instruction appears to be in agreement with the governor, stating last month just before the preliminary signing of the bill  that, “ethnic studies actually teach the opposite and are designed to promote ethnic chauvinism.”

On the other hand, Maggie Shaffer of  the Tucson Unifed School District says ethnic classes offered will continue as under the compliance of the law.

This new law raises questions under the First Amendment clause of the US Constitution and threatens precedent ruling thereafter between other states.

The ethnic group being mentioned in subsequent articles represent Hispanic or Mexican studies however do not state the case of African-American studies, Latin American studies, Arabic etc.

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