Skip to comments.Alabama says NO to DOJ request for school info.
Posted on 11/03/2011 4:38:53 AM PDT by RobertoinAL
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The State Department of Education is advising school superintendents to hold off on providing enrollment data to the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ had requested Alabama school superintendents provide a list of all students who had withdrawn from schools since the beginning of the school year.
Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez sent a letter to Alabama school systems wanting to know how many Hispanic students are enrolled in schools and how many have withdrawn since the beginning of the school year. Educators reported the new law caused many Hispanic students to stay home in the days immediately after it took effect.
The Eleventh Circuit of U.S. Court of Appeals later put on hold a portion of the law requiring schools to report the number of students whose immigration status is in question. So school systems stopped asking about status.
Now in response to the latest request from the DOJ, the state's interim School Superintendent Larry Craven told systems to hold off on releasing the data to the federal government. He referred to concerns from State Attorney General Luther Strange.
"I was perplexed and troubled to learn that you have personally written to Alabama's school superintendents demanding information related to the pending litigation," Strange wrote in a letter to Perez. "Your letter does not state your legal authority to demand the information or compel its production."
Strange gave Perez until Friday to respond. Otherwise, it appears, he will advise the schools not to hand over the data. The state's response came on the same day that the state released the number of Hispanic students in each school system.
Compared to last year, enrollment of Hispanics in Autauga County increased from 186 students in the 2010-2011 school year to 192 in the current year. The number declined in Elmore County from 307 to 258. But the number of Hispanic students increased sharply in Montgomery County from 884 to 1237.
R_D, the Federal Government are the LAST government entity to recognize the Constitution.
PD, you better flee Michigan while you can. ROLL TIDE!
We have to bring back States Rights.
Very true! We are becoming slaves of the USGovernment.
Do you have a spare bedroom? I'm about ready and winter is coming :)
Go Blue and Roll Tide!
This new stimulus that the regime wants is more spending for police, fire, cities, states that will further undercut states rights.
It’s hard to say no to your “dealer”
What will they spend next year after the stimulus is gone?
Southern hospitality is alive and well in Alabama. Come on down.
It seems DOJ is asking for info that if were being collected would sue for it being collected.
“Alabama Governor Standing in the School House Door” references airing on MSNBC in 3.......2........1......
The big scam is that YOUR income taxes go to the Feds, who then send back to YOUR state the $$$ the Feds think YOUR state is entitled to.
I say drop the amount of $$$ sent to the Feds & give it directly to your state instead...or just get better comtrols on both the Fed & the state.
There are THOUSANDS of Fed employees in the cycle of taking the money in & doling it back out.
A truly “make work” job.
The irony is strong with this one.
Who watches MSNBC?
And then they pick and choose the sectors they want to stimulate (Cash for Clunkers, etc). Let us keep our taxes and WE choose where we spend it.
Roll Tide Roll
Yes we will! Thanks EdReform.
You’re Welcome! BTTT
That 6% may give the feds the leverage to extract the data.
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