We learn in a Star report that Cholla High School is expanding its native language program for Pascua Yaqui students.
While I have only the highest regard for the Pascua Yaqui tribe and the Yoeme language, I have an issue with TUSD and progressive public education.
I’m (re)living the movie Ground Hog Day circa 2012 and the TUSD Mexican-American history and culture curriculum debate that in my mind remains unresolved.
Are segregated classes the “new normal”? After all, Harvard University has black-only graduation ceremonies. My tribe is Irish, can I get in? How about Jewish-only Hebrew classes?
Progressives have good intentions, narrowing the achievement gap between the haves and the have-nots but they’re experimenting with the lives of our children and unraveling the fabric of America.
My regressive view: No courses for Yaquis, Irish, Mexicans, or Jews. High school is for mastery of the English language, math, science and American history. We are Americans first, foremost and always.
Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.