The Los Angeles public school system embraces its Aztlan charter school:
Responding to allegations of discrimination, the school district has concluded that an elementary school catering to students of Mexican descent is following its charter, officials said Monday.
The district sent observers after Sandy Wells, a reporter working for KABC-AM, was allegedly assaulted outside the school Thursday by a man who demanded his audio tape. Station officials said Wells was also followed as he drove away. Police are investigating the incident.
“They have followed the charter that they wrote originally,” said Kevin Reed, chief legal counsel for the district. “What we care about is that the curriculum is inclusive and not exclusive.”
Here’s a reminder of the LA publc schools’ idea of “inclusive”from the MEChA madrassa’s principal:
We don’t want to drink from a White water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts. We don’t need a White water fountain. So the whole issue of segregation and the whole issue of the Civil Rights Movement is all within the box of White culture and White supremacy. We should not still be fighting for what they have. We are not interested in what they have because we have so much more and because the world is so much larger. And ultimately the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction.
Now there are reports of dueling death threats:
KABC-AM radio host Doug McIntyre has been one particularly vociferous critic. McIntyre has accused Academia Semillas del Pueblo school and its principal, Marcos Aguilar, of having a separatist philosophy that excludes students of non-Mexican origin from applying.
Repeated calls to Aguilar Monday seeking comment were not returned…
…Meanwhile Monday, a handful of parents protested at McIntyre’s studio, saying the school had received bomb threats because of the show. McIntyre said he had also received death threats due to his criticisms.
The school aimed to provide children of immigrant and native families an education “founded upon their own language, cultural values and global realities,” according to the charter application.
“The indigenous heart of our vision is a repossession of an identity denied from our children in standard schools,” the application reads.
Students are taught in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Nahuatl, an Aztec language. The school teaches both traditional math curriculum and a separate Aztec math system.
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