Tom Horne sues Arizona Gov. Hobbs, AG Mayes over English language learning in schools

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is filing a lawsuit over English language learning in state schools.

Horne, a Republican, says he wants to ensure the state's K-12 schools teach English language learners through immersion, rather than the dual language models where students spend half a day learning in English, and the other half in their native language.

Horne claims that the model violates Proposition 203, which was passed by voters 3 years ago.

The court filing names Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs and Attorney General Kris Mayes, along with the Creighton School District as defendants.


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Educators and parents protested at the capitol Thursday, saying Horne is going beyond his authority.

Creighton is an east Phoenix district with 10 elementary schools.