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It’s frightening how uninformed some of the people who are responsible for making education policy in the U.S. appear to be.

Take Tucson Unified School District Governing Board member Michael Hicks, who faces criticism following his appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on April 2.

Hicks was featured in a segment on the show discussing TUSD's Mexican American Studies program, which was dismantled in January amid a threat of losing...

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