The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California is set to face the state in court today, and they’ve got the federal Department of Justice backing their case. The ACLU alleges that the state is denying 20,000 children with limited English-speaking skills the instructional services they require by law. The students are languishing in their classes, schools are holding them back and parents don’t have access to translated records, ACLU writes.
Read the ACLU’s Petition for Writ of Mandate:
Read the DOJ’s “Statement of Interest”:
Read the NSBA story on this case:http://legalclips.nsba.org/2014/07/25/doj-files-brief-supporting-aclu-suit-on-behalf-of-english-language-learners-against-california/