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Federal Judge Blocks Arizona From Banning Ethnic Studies
A federal judge has blocked an Arizona law that led to the shuttering of a popular Mexican-American history course in the Tucson school district.
Judge Wallace Tashima late last month declared the law unconstitutional, putting an end to state education officials' efforts to restrict ethnic-studies programs or to require district officials to provide information about what is being taught in the classes.
He said that the ban was "not for a legitimate educational purpose, but for an invidious discriminatory racial purpose and a politically partisan purpose."
Vol. 37, Issue 17, Pages 4-5Published in Print: January 17, 2018, as Federal Judge Blocks Arizona From Banning Ethnic Studies