U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school segregation based on race was unconstitutional. Although it did not specifically mention Hispanics or other ethnic minorities, the ruling stated that it applied also to others similarly situated.
Rebirth of Bilingual Education
Cuban immigrants fleeing their country, requested bilingual schooling for their children. First program was open to both English and Spanish speakers at Coral Way Elementary School
Title VI of Civil Rights Act
Set minimum standard for education on any student by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin of federally assisted program NCELA
First case in which federal courts began to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
Lau v. Nichols
Supreme Court ruled: There is no equality of treatment merely by providing students with the same facilities, textbooks, teachers and curriculum for students who do not understand English are effectively foreclosed from any meaningful education.
No state can deny education to an individual because of their race, color, sex or national origin
Rios v. Read
Federal Court decision that a NY school district violated the rights of English learners. Were not giving them any cultural components.
Goal was to adopt a constitutional amendment to make English the official language of the US.
Castaneda v. Pickard
tested the EEOA statute. The Fifth Circuit Court outlined 3 criteria for programs serving ELs. 1. "sound educational theory" 2. "implemented effectively" 3. evaluated as effective in overcoming language barriers.
Idaho Migrant Council v. Board of Education
mandated state agencies are empowered to supervise the implementation of federal EEOA requirements at local level.
Twenty-five states make English their official language.