COURT: Arizona Law That Banned Mexican-American Studies May Be Discriminatory

Roque Planas of Huffington Post's Latino Voices covers today's 2-1 ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals:

“It’s an important decision,” Richard Martinez, one of the lawyers who brought the lawsuit against Arizona officials, told The Huffington Post. “Probably the most important part of this decision is that the state of Arizona will now have to face discovery in a trial to be held accountable for the creation and enactment of this law.”

The decision is a blow for the Arizona conservatives who championed the law in order to eliminate a pioneering Mexican-American studies program in Tucson public schools. The curriculum is credited with boosting the graduation rate and improving student achievement on state tests in the majority-Latino district. (read more)



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