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Precious Knowledge: Planting the Seeds

Clip: Season 13 Episode 23 | 4m 17s

In 1997, community activism led the Tucson city council to set up a study committee to look at ways of boosting Latino student achievement and reducing dropout rates. Based on its findings, the school board unanimously voted to create what would become the Mexican American Studies Program.

Aired: 05/17/12

Rating: TV-PG

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