A federal appeals court ruled this week that Arizona's method for teaching English language learners is OK.
The decision stemmed from a case filed in 1992 on behalf of children in the Nogales school district. Arizona Week Friday looks at the implications for school districts and teachers.
On the program:
- Tim Hogan, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the Flores case, discusses his work with it and says he will file an appeal.
- Mark Alvarez, the head of Tucson Unified School District's Language Acquisition Program, explains how the district teaches students who don't speak English.
- How do teachers learn to teach? Carol Coombs from the University of Arizona's College of Education explains how state standards change teachers' methods.
- The Buzz: AZPM's Zac Ziegler gives the details on the month's employment numbers and the recent firing of economist Aruna Murthy.