The Yuma Sun
The last thing that local schools need as they struggle to cope with budget cuts is another mandated program that creates more paperwork and diverts resources away from the classroom.
Yet that is a distinct possibility if a proposal from State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, makes it into law. He wants the schools to track how many students who are not legal residents of this country attend Arizona schools.
He openly admits that his goal really is a political one. He thinks it would help build a case so the U.S. Supreme Court can be challenged to reverse itself on the issue of educating children who are not legal residents of the nation.