By Devin Browne
Mexican-American Books in Storage
PHOENIX — Supporters of Tucson’s Mexican-American Studies program met outside the state capitol Wednesday to read from books they say have been banned. School district officials say the books have not been banned – just moved to storage facilities.
The state threatened to withhold millions in funding if Tucson’s school district didn’t dismantle or bring its Mexican-American Studies program into compliance. So in January the district boxed up the books the state said had been illegally used to teach students only one ethnic perspective.