Education

Support the ACLU's work toward a quality education for every California student.

The ACLU supports and defends equal rights and opportunities for all students.

Casey A. v. Gundry is a class action lawsuit against the L.A. County Office of Education and the L.A. Probation Department for failing to provide meaningful instruction and programming for youth who were detained at the Challenger Memorial Youth Center.

DJ v. State of California is a lawsuit brought by parents, students and a former administrator against the State of California for the failure to respond to reports that districts did not provide essential language instruction to English learner students.

Doe v. State of California is a lawsuit against State of California and the Governor for charging students illegal school fees.

Doe 1 v. State of California is a lawsuit against the Dinuba Unified School District and the State of California for violating students’ fundamental right to equal educational opportunity by denying basic instruction in reading to 1st and 2nd grade English learners.

Reed v. State of California is a class action lawsuit against the State of California and Los Angeles Unified School District seeking to enjoin budget-based layoffs at three L.A. middle schools because they denied students their fundamental right under the state constitution to equal educational opportunity.

Williams v. State of California is a lawsuit against the State of California for failing to provide basic educational necessities to thousands of public school students, particularly those in low-income communities and communities of color. The ACLU actively enforces compliance with Williams.

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The ACLU of Southern California Education Team

  • Hector Villagra
  • James Gilliam
  • Brooks Allen
  • Mark Rosenbaum
  • Belinda Escobosa Helzer
  • Jessica Price
  • David Sapp
  • Brendan Hamme
  • Joey Hernandez
  • Melissa Goodman
  • Sally Chung
 

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