Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Arizona Now Taking Aim at School Children

Under the leadership of its State Senate President, Russell Pearce, Arizona continues its attacks against immigrants, this time taking aim at school children by tightening identification requirements for school enrollment. Pearce, the author of the state’s controversial SB 1070, introduced a new set of immigration measures yesterday.  As reported in Arizona Family, his newest bill, […]

Law Banning Ethnic-Studies in Arizona Goes into Effect

New Year’s Day marked the beginning of yet another battle that puts the state of Arizona at the center of controversy against the Latino community. January 1 is the date that House Bill 2281 went into effect making ethnic studies illegal in the state.  According to the new law, classes in kindergarten through 12th grade […]

Federal Investigations Conclude Arizona is Violating Civil Rights Act

Arizona has discriminated against students who are English language learners (ELL’s), according to two separate federal investigations.  The violations under the 1964 Civil Rights Act could lead to a loss of federal funding for education in Arizona. Thousands of students were reclassified by the Arizona Department of Education as proficient in English though tests proved […]