In a nutshell: A newly enacted plan to desegregate the Tucson Unified School District may provide a path for the return of Mexican-American Studies.
As reported on the News 4 Tucson website, the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) on December 11 passed a plan designed to satisfy a 1978 federal
desegregation order and ending the district's dual system for white and minority students, giving supporters of the banned Mexican-American Studies (MAS) program new hope for a return of the outlawed ethnic studies program. A federal court still has to approve the plan. If it is implemented, a revived MAS program could return in fall 2013.
For background on this story, see my long, detailed, multimedia post on the plight of MAS in Tucson.