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Ethnic Studies: Teaching Resentment Or Pride?

Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction recently put an end to Mexican American studies classes in Tucson, saying they violated state law. On Wednesday, host Michel Martin heard from Superintendent John Huppenthal. Today Martin speaks with Adelita Grijalva, the sole Tucson School Board member who voted to preserve the program.
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O'Malley's Budget Means Smaller Refunds For Some

The new budget proposal outlined by Maryland's governor would shift some of the burden of teacher pensions to counties, while also cutting refunds to as many as 20 percent of state residents.

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Mexican American Studies: Bad Ban Or Bad Class?

In Arizona, the Tucson Unified School District governing board recently voted to suspend the controversial Mexican American studies program. The move came after the state superintendent John Huppenthal deemed the program in violation of a state law banning, among other things, classes that promote resentment toward a race or class. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
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GWU Students Compete To Collect Cell Phones

George Washington University students have been mobilized to collect 20,000 used cell phones, which the school plans to recycle to pay for charity projects in Africa.

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Video Trains Teachers To Talk LGBT Issues In Grammar School

The D.C. Council is taking up the issue of bullying in the coming weeks, and a new training video being offered to D.C. Public Schools aims to help grammar school teachers speak frankly to their students about gay and lesbian issues.

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D.C. Ranks High Among States With Charter Schools

The District ranks near the top of a list of states with charter schools, according to an annual report released this week.

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Do Law Schools Cook Their Employment Numbers?

Many students say they were lured into law school by the promise of high salaries upon graduation, but instead ended up with just a major debt load. How exactly schools calculate their graduates' employment statistics isn't regulated — it's up to students to scrutinize it, the ABA says.

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