Thursday, January 08, 2009

ELLs and the Law: Statutes, Precedents

This full article is a wonderful resource. The following are the cases highlighted:

Meyer v. Nebraska (1923)
Mendez v. Westminster (1947)
Bilingual Education Act (1968)
Serna v. Portales Municipal Schools (1972)
Lau v. Nichols (1974)
Equal Educational Opportunities Act (1974)
Plyler v. Doe (1982)
Flores v. Arizona (2008)

Not mentioned is the recent court case in Texas: USA and LULAC GI-Forum v. Texas (2008)

Check out the Press release and court documents


By Mark Walsh | Ed Week
January 8, 2009

Case law and statutes involving the right of English-learners to a public education—and the responsibilities of state and local governments to provide it—stretch back decades and continue to evolve. These are among the cases and laws that scholars and advocates consider landmarks in the area of the rights of language-minority and immigrant students:

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