Cue the eyerolls.
A sad state of affairs.
In Arizona, the walls between church and state could come down in public 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.”
After 30 years in refugee camps, National Geographic’s famed Afghan girl now has a home.
Chicago high school students will need to have a plan for life after graduation in order to receive their diplomas.
Students from families earning less than $125,000 in New York a year will be able to attend college for free. That’s the promise of the Excelsior Scholarship, and it is part of a historic budget deal state lawmakers in New York agreed on yesterday. But there’s a condition: Recipients will be required to remain in … Continued