02/15/2013 08:53 am ET

Lawsuit Against Teachers Of Banned Mexican American Studies Courses Settled

A lawsuit filed against TUSD by an ex-teacher who spoke out against Mexican American Studies has been dismissed, with both sides agreeing to pay their own legal costs and no damages awarded.

John Ward filed the defamation lawsuit in 2011, claiming false statements made by the then-director of Mexican American Studies Sean Arce and curriculum specialist Jose Gonzalez damaged his reputation as an educator.

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