SacBee: ‘Law firm targets Hiram Johnson over teacher qualifications, student placements’

The following article by Kim Minugh of the Sacramento Bee was published on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, on Page B4.

A San Francisco law firm focused on equality in schools has filed two legal complaints alleging that staffing issues and inappropriate class placements at Hiram Johnson High School have denied equal access for some of the school’s neediest teens.

Lawyers with Public Advocates say Hiram Johnson administrators violated federal law when they moved at least two dozen English-language learners out of an intensive English class and into seemingly random classes such as landscaping and French. (more…)