Daily Show Makes Fool of Tucson Schools Official Over Ban of Ethnic Studies Classes

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In case you missed it, here's a jaw-dropping interview with Michael Hicks, a Tucson Unified School District governing board member, by Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent Al Madrigal about the school board's  Mexican-American studies ban.

Hicks advocated the ban and admits on The Daily Show that he never attended any ethnic-studies classes, instead forming his opinions from "hearsay.".

Hicks tells Madrigal, "I chose not to go to any of their classes. Why even go? Why even go? I based my thoughts on hearsay from others."

Why would a chosen leader in the educational community need facts?

The video of Madrigal's interview is on the next page:

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Governor Jan Brewer had did sign a bill into law on May 2010 banning the teaching of ethnic studies courses that "promote overthrowing the U.S. government, promote resentment towards a race or class of people, are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic race, and advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."

Wonder if Hick(s) ever had heard of the Daily Show? Doubt it. When the school board member said burrito brainwashing had been going on in the Tucson program, thus the need for the ethnic-studies ban, Jon Stewart's bunch must have realized they'd bagged a serious dunce.

Then there was the Rosa Clark remark...  

Read more about the ban on brown studies by the Tucson Unified School District.

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