August 10, 2015
The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento County Superior Court, was brought by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and Public Counsel, against the California Department of Education to release data detailing its number of long-term English-language learners according to the through the California Public Records Act.
Travis Silva with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights said, “No state agency is above the law, and he California Department of Education must release this data into the public domain immediately.”
Gabriella Barbosa with Public Counsel says that parent groups depend on this data to track their districts and schools development programs.
The lawyers’ committee suspects that in six years through the program, many of the millions of students do not actually become proficient in English.
Organizations mentioned/involved: Public Counsel, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR)