Saturday, January 8, 2011

I'm Never Moving to AZ

Arizona - Navajo Reservation

This article would infuriate me if I didn't think it was kind of a joke.

For the state, the issue is not so much 'The Tempest' as some of the other texts used in the classes, among them, 'The Pedagogy of the Oppressed' and 'Occupied America,' which Mr. Horne said inappropriately teach Latino youths that they are being mistreated."

Now why would Latinos in Arizona think they were being oppressed, Mr. Horne? What could possibly be happening in your state to make them think such a thing? It's clearly the things that they're learning in school from their teachers. It absolutely not what they hear every day from their neighbors like you, or on the radio about new immigration laws.

I'm glad that your solution to the problem is so efficient. I know that in the past, when people have had revolutionary literature forcibly removed from them, they have always simply forgotten those ideas and returned to being chattel, and they definitely never came up with new ideas of their own.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Never mind all that, I want to go to a public school that uses "The Pedagogy of the Oppressed" in class! They would have never broken out that text in good ole M'Pac.