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Plyler v. Doe: Educational Rights of the Undocumented Student

Learning English in the News

.Do undocumented children in the public school system have educational rights?

April 29, 2009 Arizona Daily Star Citizenship checks rightly illegal at schools
"Schools are prohibited by a 1982 U.S. Supreme Court decision from asking students to prove legal residence."

April 20, 2009 Capitol Media Services Justices get AZ bilingual case today  PHOENIX On paper, the issue the U.S. Supreme Court will take up today is simple: Should Arizona lawmakers be forced to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to comply with a judge's ruling that they do more to ensure students learn English.

April 20, 2009 Arizona Republic Justices to hear Ariz. case  A 17-year-old legal battle over how Arizona treats students who are still learning English will be argued today before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case the justices could use to set sweeping new limits on the power of the federal courts over states.

Arizona ELL Court Decisions and Documents

July 24, 2008, Court order issued pursuant to the Flores case (CV 92-596-TUC-RCC)

Flores Consent from the United States District Court-District of Arizona

9th Circuit Court Decision Flores (PDF)

Baseline Study (April 2008) of Arizona's English Language Learner Programs and Data

Arizona Department of Education

Click here for Parental Waiver Application

Click here for the AZ English Aquisition Services link

AZ Revised Ed Statutes for ELLs Article 3.1

Attorney General Opinions Regarding Prop 203 - July 2003:

Re:Application of Proposition 203 toCharter Schools I03-002 (R03-010) ......PDF Format

Re:Guidelines Governing Waivers from English Immersion Programs I03-001 (R03-014) ......PDF Format

U.S. Department of Education

Office of English Language Acquisition

LATEST U.S.A. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PRESS RELEASES

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 AABE Mission Statement

 

 

It is the conviction of the Arizona Association for Bilingual Education that in a multilingual and multicultural country such as ours, languages are the most obvious cultural characteristic of its people. The Arizona Association for Bilingual Education further believes that bilingual education comprises a crucially important part of the total educational process in the United States. They commit themselves to promoting bilingual education as a concept of the highest priority. The Arizona Association for Bilingual Education regards as its primary goal the promotion of student achievement and success in the educational process. This is achieved by utilizing and developing proficiency in two languages, one of which is English.

 

 

 

MORE AABE Website Links:

NABE 2008 Highlights

A Guide to Student Language Rights in AZ Schools

AABE Events Picture Gallery

Tucson November 2000 March

CONRADO GOMEZ TORNEO DE ORTOGRAFIA  

Do undocumented children in the public school system have educational rights?

A GUIDE TO STUDENT LANGUAGE RIGHTS IN ARIZONA SCHOOLS

What are the most spoken languages in the world?

Learning languages online with the BBC

 

 

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ACTION UPDATES FOR 2009...


IMPORTANT ELL NEWS 2009...The US Supreme Court is now reviewing the case against Arizona and providing the needed money for ELL programs in the Flores Case. News article available on AABE News 2009 link for most current media coverage. Check back for updates. 


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What's next?
Don't forget to thank Tim Hogan (thogan@aclpi.org) as he continues his tireless advocacy for English language learners. Also, remember to continue to support advocates in public service who side with justice for children!


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