Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. Cesar Chávez. November 9, 1984.
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We have a unique opportunity to change the history books in
California K-12 to include
Chicano/Mexican American history- but we must act now.
Mexican American/ Chicano history is ...
Posted Jul 22, 2015, 8:14 PM by Duane Campbell
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Posted Jul 22, 2015, 8:13 PM by Duane Campbell
When the 51.4 % of students in California who are Latino , and the 8.5 % who are
Asian do not see themselves as part of history, for many their sense
of self is marginalized. Marginalization negatively impacts
their connections with school and their success at school. It
contributes to an over 50% drop out rate for Latinos and some Asian students. An
accurate history would provide some students with a a
sense of self, of direction, of purpose. History and social
science classes should help young people acquire and learn to
use the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be competent
and responsible citizens throughout their lives. Instead, the
current history textbooks and history classes tell a fairy tale of what happened here in the Southwest.