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Taking Back the Schools
(Chicano! series)

VHS
57 minutes
E184 .M5 R6341 1996 v.3

Documents the Mexican American struggle to reform an educational system that failed to properly educate Chicano students, causing more than 50 percent to drop out, and leaving many others illiterate and unskilled. It focuses on the 1968 walkouts by thousands of Mexican American high school students in East Los Angeles, which resulted in conspiracy indictments against 13 community leaders - each of them facing a possible sentence of 66 years! This event was emblematic of a national movement for improved educational opportunities.

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