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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Precious Knowledge | Video Extra 2 | PBS

Duration: 04:59
Program: Independent Lens #1323
Broadcast Date: May. 17, 2012

Premiering May 17, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org Nacho Vejar, an ethnic studies student in a Tucson high school, describes how Mexican American Studies classes encourage critical thinking, community involvement, and the pursuit of new talents in this companion video the Independent Lens documentary, Precious Knowledge. About the Film When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back. This modern civil rights struggle is born at the epicenter of the immigration debate in the age of identity politics. Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org

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Post Date: May 17, 2012