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Sally Rusk, who teaches two classes covering American history through Chicano perspectives at Pueblo High, says her students are excited to learn in her classes, because it's often the first time they've seen themselves depicted in the curriculum.

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  • Students who've taken classes from teachers like Alexandro Escamilla, from Wakefield Middle School, go to school more often, see an increase in reading levels, usually go on to college and outperform peers on the AIMS test.
  • Education vs. Fear
  • Students who've taken classes from teachers like Alexandro...
  • Xavier Gallegos
  • Nov 11, 2010
  • Literature teacher Curtis Acosta boasts that he wears a tie every morning to his classroom at Tucson High. Acosta and his other colleagues say they are proud of the 45 classes they teach to more than 1,000 students in TUSD schools.
  • Education vs. Fear
  • Literature teacher Curtis Acosta boasts that he wears...
  • Xavier Gallegos
  • Nov 11, 2010
  • Growing up in Coolidge, Pueblo Magnet High School art teacher Dolores Carrion says she and her friends were always made to feel deficient, despite the fact the area and her community were culturally rich.
  • Education vs. Fear
  • Growing up in Coolidge, Pueblo Magnet High School...
  • Xavier Gallegos
  • Nov 11, 2010
  • Cholla High School Mexican American Studies teacher Rene Martinez, whose father is the civil rights attorney representing the teachers, credits former TUSD Mexican American Studies director Augustín Romero for heading him in the right direction.
  • Education vs. Fear
  • Cholla High School Mexican American Studies teacher Rene...
  • Xavier Gallegos
  • Nov 11, 2010
  • Sally Rusk, who teaches two classes covering American history through Chicano perspectives at Pueblo High, says her students are excited to learn in her classes, because it's often the first time they've seen themselves depicted in the curriculum.
  • Education vs. Fear
  • Sally Rusk, who teaches two classes covering American...
  • Xavier Gallegos
  • Nov 11, 2010
  • Norma Gonzalez: "I think that it's mostly sad that our students have to engage in this type of struggle. I don't know if I would describe it that we are happy to continue the fight, because it takes a toll on a human being to constantly be in a position where you are threatened. It is anti-human."
  • Education vs. Fear
  • Norma Gonzalez: "I think that it's mostly sad...
  • Xavier Gallegos
  • Nov 11, 2010
  • José Gonzalez, a government and history teacher at Tucson High, remembers his own history teacher reading directly from the class textbook every day, while his students are engaged in discussion and asked to think critically.
  • Education vs. Fear
  • José Gonzalez, a government and history teacher at...
  • Xavier Gallegos
  • Nov 11, 2010

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