Throughout the years, many teachers, students and parents have stepped forward to resist Tom Horne and other extremists intent on suppressing their liberties and eliminating a program recognized for promoting student achievement and success. Right now, however, challenging HB 2281 in the courts in the only way to defend ethnic studies programs. Waging this battle will take enormous resources and the fight has just begun. The legal challenge coordinated by Save Ethnic Studies and attorney, Richard Martinez. This case is anticipated to take many months, perhaps even years. The enormous numbers of documents generated by this type of litigation will require space as the creation of an information infrastructure for organizing the constant acquisition of data. We intend to call upon numerous expert witnesses to testify, and even if they volunteer their specialized knowledge and research, we will need to compensate them for travel and housing. Legal consul has advised us that the fees and expenses associated depositions will comprise one of our main expenditures. Thus, Save Ethnic Studies will need to raise several hundred thousand dollars.
Save Ethnic Studies is waging a significant court challenge against Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne. This court case represents the first attack on these types of programs and the state court’s decision will set precedence for ethnic studies programs throughout the nation. We will encounter resistance in the courts and in our personal lives. We need your support and we need contributions-large and small- to fight HB 2281. Too much is at stake and we have too much to lose.
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Save Ethnic Studies Defense Fund
Save Ethnic Studies
307 S. Convent Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
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