“Precious Knowledge” Documentary Chronicles The Civil Rights Battle at Tucson High School

If you want to see a detailed account of the ethnic studies controversy in Tucson Unified School District, the award-winning documentary "Precious Knowledge" is a good place to start.

Precious Knowledge illustrates what motivates Tucson High School students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle.

Precious Knowledge is a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Arizona Public Media, and Latino Public Broadcasting, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

You can like them on Facebook or learn more about the movie here. Here is a trailer:

Precious Knowledge Trailer from Ari Palos on Vimeo.

VIDEO: @TheYoungTurks Report That TUSD Student Protesters Had to Clean School Toilets

Maybe Newt Gingrich's vision of students of color becoming school janitors will become a reality. This weekend, The Young Turks reported that TUSD officials told any student who had protested the recent dissolution of the district's Mexican American Studies program would clean toilets. According to The Turks, it happened.

Here is the video. All the more reason to become a Libro Traficante.