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BREAKING NEWS: Texas has first statewide African American studies course

After an extensive review, development and political process, Texas State Board of Education members Georgina Perez and Aicha Davis et al. have shepherded the first African American studies course to completion. Exclusive to Cloaking Inequity, I have obtained a draft of the new course that will receive a final vote today at the Texas State Board of Education. It is

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Who’s Afraid of Music?: Arizona Racial Politics Gets Insane (Again!) via @IAmKRSOne @RATM

As his parting shot in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Mexican American Studies (MAS) controversy, departing State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal found the district out of compliance with A.R.S. § 15-112 (formerly HB 2281). What did he find so objectionable about music? Before exploring, some background is necessary. Arizona’s A.R.S. § 15-112 allowed the state superintendent to withhold

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From Dewey to No Child Left Behind: The evolution and devolution of public arts education

Vasquez Heilig, J., Cole, H. & Aguilar, A. (2010). From Dewey to No Child Left Behind: The evolution and devolution of public arts education. Arts Education Policy Review, 111(4), 136-145. This historical narrative tracks the evolution and devolution of visual arts education from Dewey’s progressive era pedagogy and the theory of the arts as experience through the modern accountability movement. Archival material, state curricular

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