A school district in Tucson voted to dismantle its ethnic studies program after more than $1 million of monthly state funding was to be cut off in response to conclusions by Arizona’s public schools chief and a judge that the program violated the law, the Associated Press reports. The Arizona Daily Star reports that the 4-1 vote Tuesday by the Tucson Unified School District means courses in the district’s Mexican-American Studies program will cease immediately. Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal last week ordered that 10 percent of the district’s monthly state aid, amounting to more than $1 million per month, be withheld until the district follows the law…

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