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Not acquainted with the metric system nor thinking it had much importance proved that ignorance is not bliss.
I was in my twenties when I traveled to Mexico and had no idea that it was important to know what a kilómetro (km) or kilogramo (kg) meant. 227 more words
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Board of Education on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to creating statewide academic standards for a Mexican-American studies high school course — but only after changing the name to “ethnic studies,” which conservatives argued is less alienating for other groups of people. 653 more words
In the documentary Precious Knowledge, a film about Mexican-American/Raza Studies being taught at a high school in Tuscan, Arizona, two words that I kept noticing were “culture” (or cultura) and “un-American.” When the students were asked about these courses, many of them stated that these classes were more engaging than the other curricula and it was especially beneficial for the Chicano students to connect with their culture. 523 more words
Reviewed by Lila Quintero Weaver
From the book’s back cover:
“I see reality in another way with a camera. Looking through the lens, I peer into another world… “ 1,331 more words