Raza studies : the public option for educational revolution
- Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 
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- Physical description
- xxi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
LC2688 .T68 R39 2014
- Unknown LC2688 .T68 R39 2014
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introducing Paulo Freire in Raza studies / Julio Cammarota and Augustine F. Romero
- Critically compassionate intellectualism / Augustine F. Romero
- Lies, damn lies, and statistics / Nolan L. Cabrera
- The battle for educational sovereignty / Augustine F. Romero
- Self-inflicted reductio ad absurdum / Mary Carol Combs
- When you know yourself you're more confident / Andrea J. Romero and Anna Ochoa O'Leary
- The social justice education project / Julio Cammarota
- Encuentro with families and students / Julio Cammarota and Augustine F. Romero
- Researching the institute for transformative education / Lara dos Passos Coggin
- Deconstructing the doublethink / Jeff Duncan-Andrade
- Expanding on Freire / Chiara Cannella.
- Publisher's Summary
- The well-known and controversial Mexican American studies (MAS) program in Arizona's Tucson Unified School District set out to create an equitable and excellent educational experience for Latino students. Raza Studies: The Public Option for Educational Revolution offers the first comprehensive account of this progressive--indeed revolutionary--program by those who created it, implemented it, and have struggled to protect it. Inspired by Paulo Freire's vision for critical pedagogy and Chicano activists of the 1960s, the designers of the program believed their program would encourage academic achievement and engagement by Mexican American students. With chapters by leading scholars, this volume explains how the program used "critically compassionate intellectualism" to help students become "transformative intellectuals" who successfully worked to improve their level of academic achievement, as well as create social change in their schools and communities. Despite its popularity and success inverting the achievement gap, in 2010 Arizona state legislators introduced and passed legislation with the intent of banning MAS or any similar curriculum in public schools. Raza Studies is a passionate defense of the program in the face of heated local and national attention. It recounts how one program dared to venture to a world of possibility, hope, and struggle, and offers compelling evidence of success for social justice education programs.
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- edited by Julio Cammarota and Augustine Romero ; foreword by David Stovall.