Precious Knowledge

Trailer (2:00)
Clip 1 (4:17)
Clip 2 (4:48)
Clip 3 (2:58)
  • About the Film

    A young Hispanic student stands in profile against the backdrop of a bulletin board with images from Mexican American history.

    At Tucson High School, ethnic studies programs have improved graduation rates among Latino students. But some state politicians think ethnic studies promote “racial solidarity” and anti-Americanism. When books are banned and the programs eliminated, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle.

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  • Talkback

    Tuscon high school students unfurl Mexican and American flags at a protest in favor of continuing their ethnic studies programs.

    Do you think that teaching the history of specific ethnicities promotes a sense among students of their own ethnic superiority? Do you think it is important to dedicate class time to the history of minority groups?

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