The Importance Of Ethnic Studies In Education

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If you ask a student about the history of their culture, most of them will not know the basics. Ethnic studies a way to teach students the history of their culture and other peoples ' culture, so they do not walk blindly of the history that their culture has to offer them. A project that a language art teacher has worked so hard on and its dedication is being turned down by the school district itself. There are many teachers and students trying to make parents and alumni of the Coachella Valley School District to become aware of the implementation of ethnic studies in the CVUSD high schools. It’s a project that will help many students learn and understand where their culture comes from. So far the school district is ignoring the project even …show more content…
Many parents are concerned that the teachers will teach their children to have resentment towards another race. After all, there is evidence that in Tucson Unified School District the students were being taught from Paulo Freire’s The Pedagogy. Where Paulo Freire’s book main focus is critical pedagogy to help the students learn the material that is being taught to them. Instead of the traditional pedagogy of learning which is banking model. These cause controversies between the school officials and many parents who call for ethnic studies to become ban in the Tucson Unified School District for becoming a “very toxic effect… in an educational setting.” (Page 2). Furthermore, many people describe ethnic studies as the study of political, economic, and historical perspective of America’s diverse racial and ethnic group. Which caused parents to wonder and worry about what is being taught to their children in an ethnic study …show more content…
Many parents don’t even know the main problem that leads to the ban of ethnic studies in Arizona. That problem would be more of a campaign act of the Arizona’s superintendent to get the vote so he would become the attorney general. Many parents aren’t told the other side of the story they are just told the better side of a coin. Which that side of the coin tells the story of how ethnic studies are teaching students to build resentment toward another race. It would be a shame of me to try and stop ethnic studies from being implemented to the school district, since I know that ethnic studies have helped many students in their high school career. Many students said that ethnic studies were their gateway to a better education. There has been research done that shows ethnic studies have helped students graduate. Their research also shows that thanks to ethnic students, many students who took ethnic course had a better chance to go to college. Ethnic studies have taught many students that there is no superior race and that all races are

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