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30 Minutes- Ethnic Studies Graduate Kim Dominguez Describes Program
Ethnic Studies Graduate Kim Dominguez Describes Program (29:32) 2011-02-13 Amanda Shauger
30 Minutes- Ethnic Studies Graduate Kim Dominguez Describes Program Sign from 24 hour vigil on May 6 at Tucson High Magnet School in support of Ethnic Studies. Amanda Shauger
Kim Dominguez described the importance of Ethnic Studies classes in her life and the values, support and love conveyed to students in the program. TUSD Cholla High School Graduate Kim Dominguez took Ethnic Studies classes in 2002 and currently is a student at the University of Arizona. Prior to Ethnic Studies classes and her involvement in the Student Justice Education Project, she had never considered attending college. She is the first person in her family to do so.

The classes have been declared to be in violation of HB 2281. TUSD maintains they are in compliance with the law, but stand to lose 10% of funding if the state finds otherwise.

Kim Dominguez addressed a crowd of 50 people at a potluck sponsored by Derechos Humanos to discuss Ethnic Studies. Dominguez described her family, and her classroom experience as a student and as a graduate and roll model. She described the importance of the classes in her life and the values, support and love conveyed to students in the program. Educators say that students in the program outperform their peers on AIMS testing.