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  Outlawed in Arizona

Need to Know travels to Tucson, Arizona, to report on a long-running dispute over a Mexican-American studies program. Supporters say the program has helped at-risk students improve their test scores and graduate high school, while opponents contend it encourages anti-American sentiment and subversive thinking.

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AZ House Bill 2281

The Tucson law states: THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO TREAT AND VALUE EACH OTHER AS INDIVIDUALS AND NOT BE TAUGHT TO RESENT OR HATE OTHER RACES OR CLASSES OF PEOPLE… A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL IN THIS STATE SHALL NOT INCLUDE IN ITS PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION [...]

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Florida’s Hispanic vote

Our report Yo Decido shows that the hotly contested Hispanic vote in Florida is far from a monolith — one size appeal will not fit all. The Pew Hispanic Center’s figures show just how diverse the Florida Latino vote is.

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  Need to Know, October 19, 2012: Yo decido

Maria Hinojosa travels to the critical swing state of Florida, where one in seven registered voters is Hispanic.

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Courts say Texas discriminated against black and Latino voters

by Lois Beckett and Suevon Lee, ProPublica, Sept. 4, 2012, 10:59 a.m. How does Texas discriminate against minority voters? Federal judges counted the ways. Last Tuesday, a panel of federal court judges ruled that new district maps drawn by Texas’ Republican-controlled legislature weakened the influence of Latino voters and in some cases evinced “discriminatory intent” [...]

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