Please join us in this screening of Precious Knowledge as part of the La Alianza Latina Film Series.
ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
Arizona lawmakers believe Tucson High School teachers are teaching victimization, racism, and revolution in their Ethnic Studies classes. Meanwhile Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Department have data showing that almost 93% of their students, on average, graduate from high school and 82% attend college.
Why is studying Mexican culture and history controversial? What is Ethnic Studies? Why is the national dropout rate so high for Mexican American youth 50%?
The Dos Vatos Productions team filmed a year in the classroom to find out why the Mexican American Studies program is so popular with students, so misunderstood by the public, and discover what actually happens in the classroom.
Precious Knowledge illustrates an epic civil rights battle as brave students and teachers battle with lawmakers and public opinion in an effort to keep their classes alive.
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