Shakespeare expelled from Tucson, Arizona schools

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Shakespeare expelled from Tucson, Arizona schools
Bigwigs among the school board in Tucson, Arizona have released a list of banned books on Friday, and among those, in addition to text books and collections of essay, is The Tempest, the 500-year-old play penned by William Shakespeare. The barring of the bevy of books comes after a state ban on the teaching of ethnic studies was put in place, which in turn yielded an end to the Mexican American history program taught in the Tucson Unified School District.

A recent ruling by Judge Lewis D Kowal established that the Mexican American program would go against an earlier ban specifically prohibiting classes which are aimed at ethnic groups or promotes "resentment toward a race or class of people." ...

In a meeting among the Tucson Unified School District last week, administrators told teachers to stay away to refrain from any classes where “race, ethnicity and oppression are central themes.” According to the board, forcing students into reading The Tempest in its Mexican-American literature courses is a big no-no.

If any teachers decide to challenge the law, a fine could reach several million dollars..
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Apparently the Bard was a gringo as well as a maricón.
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So how the fuck do they teach history herstory?

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Godammit, don't you understand? It's for THE CHILDREN!!!!!!



And people wonder why we're not at the top those lists for the best education amongst countries.


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Arizona spends less per student than any other state in the US. The Tucson school board probably thinks it can not afford to pay royalties to someone called "Public Domain."
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Llacheu wrote:Arizona spends less per student than any other state in the US. The Tucson school board probably thinks it can not afford to pay royalties to someone called "Public Domain."
But... but... "Public Domain"--that's the Socialist option invented by Obama the Kenyan Soviet Spy!
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Bible to be Banned in Arizona Under State Law Forbidding Ethnic Studies
The Arizona Book Banning and Burning Board, a division of the Arizona Dept of Education, today outlawed any teaching of, or reference to, the Bible in its schools.

The ABBBB found both "books" of the Bible: the Old Testament and the New, in violation of Arizona’s HB2281 (aka the Ethnic Studies Bill) by being "totally biased in favor of the Jews" and teaching the "superiority of the Jewish race."...

...The Chairman of the ABBBB Lulyeta Q. Kukabrskomganivicy of Tombstone, stressed that despite the ban the Bible was still infallible about abortion, communism, gun control, pot, homosexuality and illegal immigration.
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Wow! Fahrenheit 451.
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Menawhile...

Arizona proposes elective Bible course for high schools
A state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would make Arizona the sixth state in the nation to allow school systems to offer a high-school elective course on the Bible. Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas already have laws allowing such classes.

Arizona law doesn't ban the use of the Bible, or any other religious document, as part of a public-school class curriculum as long as it is for academic purposes and does not involve sectarian ideas or religious devotion.
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FWIW, I took a course in the Bible as an undergraduate of a public college in New York State.

It was anthropology and literature, not religion.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:FWIW, I took a course in the Bible as an undergraduate of a public college in New York State.

It was anthropology and literature, not religion.
Same here, except my school was in Massachusetts.
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I imagine a "course on the Bible" in Arizona will be a bit different in content from university courses.

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Not to mention that a University education is not mandated, nor are your courses of study.
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