TUSD's "classical showpieces of Marxist oriented indoctrination". . .
Video: < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_mr9i7QgDw > [1]
Audio: < http://quill.tusd.k12.az.us/20111005  > (go to time stamp 1:24:25)

Attached Documents: Transcript of TUSD Governing Board Meeting, May 10, 2011 - Remarks by John Munger
                                 TUSD Materials to be used with Grade 3 Civil Rights
                                 TUSD MASD, High School Course Texts and Reading Lists

During the 5/10/11 TUSD Board meeting "call to the audience," passages were read from a book used in the Mexican-American Studies (MAS) courses. The title is also listed as "civil rights" material for TUSD's third graders. The book is Message to Aztlan: Selected writings of Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales (2001) [2].

At one point, the Superintendent interrupted the speaker and told the Board President, ". . . I’m going to ask that the language not be mentioned during public meetings. We may have young people in this room. It’s inappropriate.” Apparently the language is okay for class material but not okay for public disclosure at a school board meeting!

Attached is a transcript. It also includes two other speaker's remarks -- including those by John Munger [3] who is an attorney and former member of the Arizona Board of Regents (for the state university system). Munger, among other things, says the MAS books he has read "are classical showpieces of Marxist oriented indoctrination . . ." 





[1] Alternate links to video: (find the second video): 
            < http://www.mikeshaw.tv/tusd-board-members-bail-when-opposition-to-mexican-american-studies-expressed/  >

Or here < http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b5b_1305735221  >
            < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIz0sjpoQno  >

[2] Download pdf of book excerpts: http://www.channelingreality.com/Education/Documents/Msg_to_Atzlan.pdf

[3] Read more of Munger's conclusions: http://thechollajumps.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/tusd-mexican-american-studies-curriculum-examined-by-john-munger/

P.S. Also attached (listed below): documentation of TUSD's use of Message to Aztlan. Documents also include other books used in TUSD.

The following information  -- Documents 1, 2, 3, and 4 -- came from the school district via a public records request:

DOCUMENT 1: High School Course Texts and Reading Lists
(for Tucson Unified School District, Mexican American Studies Department)
{attached file name: "MASD HS Reading List.pdf"}   See Attachments above

See pdf pg 2: "Table 21. American History / Mexican American Perspectives 1, 2 – Texts and Reading Lists" and pg 5 under "Course: English/Latino Literature 5, 6" -- excerpt

[Author:] Gonzales, Rodolfo “Corky” 
[Year Published:] 2001 
[Title;] Message to Aztlan: Selected Writings  
[Publisher:] Houston, TX: Arte Publico Press 

DOCUMENT 2, 3, & 4: 
07-08 Social Justice, Resistance, and Latino Literature Syllabus
{attached file name: "07-08Senior Syllabus Template.docx"}
Social Justice, Resistance, and Latino Literature Syllabus
{attached file names: "Senior Syllabus 2009-10.docx"   and  "Senior Syllabus template.docx"}

Note:  .docx files were made into pdf files because not everybody can read .docx files (including me)

07-08Senior Syllabus Template docx
Senior Syllabus 2009-10 docx
Senior Syllabus template docx

Listed under "Third Quarter "Resistance Through Rhetoric": 
          • Message to Aztlán by Corky Gonzales

The below was originally found and downloaded from the TUSD website in Fall 2010:


See pg 3 for the "Message to Aztlan" listing (Note: At the bottom of the last page it says African American History 09/28/07. But the list covers a range of cultural arenas and ethnic groups.


Additionally, Tucson Weekly ran an article titled "Education vs. Fear" by Mari Herreras (11/11/2010) that contains a comment "Posted by ap on November 13, 2010 at 9:17 AM" in which "Message to Aztlan" was identified as text used under the description of "Highlights of Social Justice, Resistance, and Latino Literature English 7/8".  
< http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/education-vs-fear/Content?oid=2333270  >