Sunday, June 3, 2007
Education Week (here) (Published Online: June 1, 2007; Published in Print: June 6, 2007) has an interesting article on the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Plyer v. Doe, which barred a Texas school district it, and other public school systems, from charging tuition for undocumented children. Twenty-five years ago, the Supreme Court decided the Plyler v. Doe case involving the education of undocumented children in Tyler, Texas. Now, amid debate about illegal immigration, some complain about undocumented Mexican men who often gather in a local parking lot for day labor.
P.S. Mary Ann Zehr, the author of the the article linked above, has posted a blog entry (here) that mentions Michael A. Olivas' (Houston)'s chapter on Plyler v. Doe in Immigration Stories (2005) that provides details about Peter Roos and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund's role in the case.
P.S.S. For more on the 25th anniversary,