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Diana Selig

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This thesis aims to explore the history of Mexican and Latinx students in Anaheim so that the community has a better understanding of the history of their people before them. This thesis is divided into three chapters, each exploring a different time period within Anaheim’s history and how the city and its schools navigated the Mexican communities who inhabited the city and its surrounding areas. The first chapter looks at the 1910’s to the 1920s, when school segregation and Americanization programs dominated Mexican education in Anaheim. The second chapter looks at the 1960’s and 1970’s when Anaheim school districts tried to integrate, and faced the budget cuts brought by Prop 13. The third and final chapter will look at the growth in Anaheim schools in the 80’s and 90’s and how schools dealt with overcrowded schools and the now majority Latinx population.