Augustine Romero, director of Tucson Unified School District's ethnic-studies department, is nothing if not candid about his program.
Traditional history and civics courses, Romero argues, have "been highly ineffective to children of color." He has a better way.
That better way, as presented to students in Romero's increasingly influential program, is, effectively, revolution. Or, if that "R-word" strikes you as too edgy, resistance - a resistance against history and civics as traditionally taught, which Romero considers the product of "ultraconservatives."