Unfinished Business

Civil Rights News: School funding; Supreme Court to Rule on Immigration Law; Weak Rules on For-Profit Colleges

Ruling a clean sweep for Lobato plaintiffs
Todd Engdahl, Education News Colorado

A Denver judge’s ruling in the Lobato school funding case represents a sweeping legal victory – at least at the trial court level – for the parents and school districts that brought the case.

High Court will look at state immigration laws

John Biskupic, USA Today

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will take up a dispute over an Arizona law that requires police to check the status of people stopped or arrested if officers suspect they are in the country illegally.

With Lobbying Blitz, For-Profit Colleges Diluted New Rules

Eric Lichtblau, New York Times

After the Obama administration vowed to stop for-profit colleges from luring students with false promises last year, the Education Department produced a much weakened final plan to go into effect next year. The new plan imposes regulations on for-profit schools to ensure they adequately train their students for work, but does so on a much less ambitious scale than the administration first intended.

Compiled by Colleen Cowgill