New Proposed Arizona State Science Standards Would Downplay Evolution in Favor of ‘Intelligent Design’

In Arizona, the walls between church and state could come down in public education.

US District Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima Blocks Arizona’s Ban on Ethnic Studies Education

U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima has permanently blocked a ban on ethnic studies courses in Arizona public schools following a seven-year court battle disputing the legality of a 2010 state law. The law, which was written and passed after the Tucson Unified School District started offering classes on Mexican-American history, literature and art in 1998, banned courses which could have been seen as promoting solidarity among ethnic groups.

Judge Tashima wrote that the law banning the courses “was enacted and enforced, not for a legitimate educational purpose, but for an invidious discriminatory racial purpose, and a politically partisan purpose…” and because of that, it “… cannot be enforced.”

Clinton Picks Up Two Unprecedented Endorsements

[DIGEST: The Arizona Republic, Politico] Hillary Clinton picked up two unprecedented endorsements, continuing the streak of good news for the campaign after a strong performance at Monday night’s presidential debate. The Arizona Republic, a stalwartly conservative paper, and former Virginia Senator John Warner, a revered figure within the GOP, threw their support behind the former … Continued

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