Tucson Ethnic Studies Students Shut Down School Board Meeting

April 27, 2011
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In Arizona, Tucson students shut down a school board meeting Tuesday night by chaining themselves to the chairs of the board members. The students were protesting a plan to terminate the school system’s acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies program as an accredited program. The school board meeting was canceled minutes before it was scheduled to begin when nine students took over the seats of the board and then chained themselves to the seats.