Ethnic Studies Ban Bill Caused Stress, Low Self-Esteem


A UA study looks at how Mexican American youth responded to proposed 2008 Arizona legislation that sought to ban ethnic studies in schools.
By Rebecca Ruiz-McGill, University Communications, July 14, 2010
A new study finds that college-aged Mexican American students experienced low self-esteem and more stress as a result of proposed legislation in 2008 to eliminate ethnic studies in Arizona schools.

The new study comes at a time when Arizona has successfully passed Senate Bill 2281, which the researchers say prohibits curricula that advocates ethnic solidarity or is designed for one ethnic group within K-12 education.

The 2008 proposal would have eliminated ethnic studies in K-12 as well as colleges that receive state funding.

Read more at; http://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/node/518

Released date: 
Oct 7 2010