In 1974, Lau v. Nichols established the right of non-English language speaking students to receive an equal education. IDRA founder Dr. José Cárdenas testified in the case and then assisted the Office for Civil Rights in the development of the Lau Remedies, the first guide for schools about serving non-English language speaking students. In January 2024, IDRA will honor the ruling’s anniversary, its impact for students and what it means for today.
IDRA is co-hosting a commemorative webinar via Claremont Graduate University School of Educational Studies. Celina Moreno, J.D., IDRA President & CEO, will speak alongside the Lau plaintiff lawyer, school superintendents, policy experts and academics. They will discuss the policy and practice implications of the ruling through to today.
Co-Sponsors: CABE • Californians Together • Center for Equity & Biliteracy in Education Research at San Diego State University • Center for Equity for English Learners at Loyola Marymount University • Children’s Equity Project at Arizona State University • IDRA • NABE