Constitutional violations are far too common in public schools across the country. Teachers and administrators have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for the students that is conducive to learning. They also have a responsibility to respect each student's individual rights. These two missions are not incompatible. Simply put, students have rights too. Please visit our youth rights page in the Action Center for more information.
In January 2012, TUSD school officials boxed up MAS textbooks and removed them from classrooms; censorship of relevant materials based on elected officials’ personal bias is a violation of students’ rights and cannot be tolerated.
Saying all students have a right to educational equity, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona today launched a new bilingual campaign with resource materials, including a pocket card, a Web feature and frequently-asked-questions, that inform parents about how to enroll their children in public school in the coming months.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona today filed a records request asking Arizona education officials to produce all records in their possession relating to a review of the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Mexican American Studies program. The ACLU’s request comes in the wake of an announcement by Arizona Department of Education Office (ADE) Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal that the program violates state law, despite findings by a state-selected auditor to the contrary.
PHOENIX – The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a records request seeking to prompt the Arizona Department of Education to release documents related to the implementation of a new law banning ethnic studies programs that goes into effect December 31.
Our nation’s public schools represent the highest and most revolutionary ideal of American democracy — that through education open to all on an equal basis, every child can achieve his or her full potential as a result of merit and hard work. The California Constitution, like the constitutions of every state in the Union, accordingly entitles the children of this state to a free and equal education.
TUCSON – The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Chapter will commemorate “Constitution Day” by hosting a free panel discussion on the constitutional rights of students and teachers in the classroom. 
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that school officials violated the constitutional rights of a 13-year-old Arizona girl when they strip searched her based on a classmate's uncorroborated accusation that she previously possessed ibuprofen. The American Civil Liberties Union represents April Redding, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, whose daughter, Savana Redding, was strip searched by Safford Middle School officials six years ago.  
PHOENIX – A panel of healthcare professionals, educators and teens will gather on December 4th for an interactive community forum on sex education geared toward parents.
PHOENIX - The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona today applauded Governor Janet Napolitano's decision to reject funding for the state's abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, which have proven ineffective, inaccurate, and gender-biased.
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