Forgotten History: Mexican American School Segregation in Arizona from 1900–1951 1

  title={Forgotten History: Mexican American School Segregation in Arizona from 1900–1951 1},
  author={Jeanne M. Powers},
  journal={Equity \& Excellence in Education},
  pages={467 - 481}
This article documents the efforts by Mexican Americans to challenge school segregation in Arizona in the first half of the twentieth century. As in Texas and California, although state law never formally mandated the segregation of Mexican American students, school districts in Arizona often established separate “Mexican Schools” for Mexican American students. While districts argued that segregation was necessary because of students' poor English skills, the segregation of Mexican American… Expand
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