Monday, January 3, 2011

Tom Horne to Withhold Funds Over Ethnic-Studies Controversy

Education Week
By Mary Ann Zehr on January 3, 2011

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne announced today that Tucson Unified School District is in violation of a new state law that bans public schools from offering ethnic-studies courses that are designed for a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity.
The law went into effect on Dec. 31 and Horne took action on the matter just hours before he was expected to leave his post as state schools chief to become the state's attorney general.

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