PHOENIX – Arizona’s top education official says she is disappointed with the judgment of the court to permanently block an ethnic studies ban that dismantled a popular Mexican-American studies.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said in a statement Friday the legislation is to prevent taxpayers ‘ money from the funding of classes that “promote the overthrow of the government of the United States or promote resentment towards a race or class of people.”
She plans to meet with lawmakers to discuss a legislative measure.
A federal judge ruled the 2010 law had discriminatory intent and issued a final decree Wednesday banning of education officials from the enforcement of the measure.
Douglas was named as a suspect when she was elected last year.
Opponents of the law say that the classes kept students more engaged and improve their academic performance.