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Re: [xmca] Educational Nightmare in AZ

Got that article, but it seems to waaaaay underplay what is going on. Great
to hear they have legal help because they need it and with good
representation, they should be able to prevail.

Patricia said the presidents/chancellors at Arizona universities should here
from a lot of people about the issues involved. The web page on Patricia's
web page are very helpful in identifying the research results, which are
pretty horrendous in their implications. But from an academic research pov
the violation of IRB guarantees of privacy seem like a key issue to go after
because they are neutral on the issue of best education policies but are the
core of our obligations to those with whom/ "on whom" we practice our
research, which is what we are paid to do.

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 7:36 PM, <cconnery@ithaca.edu> wrote:

> Hi Mike and Everyone:
> Thanks for expressing your support regarding the researchers affiliated
> with UCLA's Civil Rights Project. Patricia Gandara informed me that, at this
> point, the scholars have the legal representation they need. They are also
> being advised by the Dean of Law School at UCLA.
> Please do note that the description of the researchers' treatment was
> written by Patricia and her colleague. At her request, I merely forwarded to
> the list serve. Below you will find a description and link to a newsreport
> regarding the situation in Education Week.
> Best wishes,
> Cathrene
> Arizona Official Subpoenas Researchers' ELL Data
> August 12, 2010  by Mary Ann Zehr
> The state schools chief wants the civil rights researchers' data—including
> the names of study participants—for use in a court case over Arizona's
> approach to educating English-language learners.
> http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/08/12/01arizona.h30.html?tkn=XMWFXzbqtGEomCLlAKn8YzUWZscDIcj%2FOKts&intc=es
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