Judge to schedule hearing on English-learner spending
Jul. 11, 2008
A federal judge plans to hold a hearing to examine whether Arizona is spending enough money on programs for students learning English.
Lawyers who filed a challenge to the spending levels want more money for newly required instruction models. They also want to prevent schools from being forced to use them until they get the cash. Schools chief Tom Horne wants the request denied.
The Legislature approved $40 million to implement the new programs in April. GOP leaders say Arizona has complied with court orders requiring spending to teach non-English speakers. No hearing date has yet been