Posted: Jan 9, 2013 7:49 AM
Updated: Jan 9, 2013 6:54 PM
TUCSON - The Tucson Unified School District Governing Board is reversing itself by voting to drop an objection to providing so-called "culturally relevant" courses for core credit beginning next school year.
The courses would focus on experiences, culture and history of Mexican-Americans and African-Americans.
The governing board had objected to offering the courses as part of anti-desegregation plan.
However, the board reversed its position in a 3-2 vote Tuesday as two newly elected board members supported the change.
The district previously eliminated Mexican-American Studies courses after state officials ruled that the courses' content violated a law against curriculum that engendered racial or ethnic disharmony.
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Help those in need this holiday season
Win! Win! Win!
Wise Local Marketing!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Let us help grow your business
Digital Channel 4.2
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More