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Serna v. Portales case
Updated: 10/4/2020
Serna v. Portales case
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  • In Portales, New Mexico
  • Portales, New Mexico
  • Hiring (English-speaking teachers only)
  • As a result . . .
  • In violation of 14th amendment and title 6 of civil rights act!
  • I don't understand why your having so much trouble in school?!
  • I don't understand any of this????
  • Implications
  • 1974
  • You need to hire more Spanish speaking teachers!!
  • The Portales School Distric was only hiring English-speaking teachers
  • The spanish speakin-children were struggling to comprehend what was being taught and fell behind in school
  • The court ruled that: You cannot ignore the unique language and educational needs of ELL students, and the school district began hiring more Spanish-speaking teachers to help the Spanish-speaking students succeed.
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