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Schools chief wants to salvage parts of law deemed invalid

In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas addresses about 50 school district and charter school representatives at her department's annual MEGA Conference on programs and services for low-income students. In October, the Arizona Department of Education revealed it had misallocated millions in Title I funding, federal dollars for the state's most economically disadvantaged kids. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)

Diane Douglas is not directly contesting the ruling by Judge Wallace Tashima that the 2010 law was approved by lawmakers out of "racial animus'' and that "no legitimate pedagogical objective motivated the enactment and enforcement'' of the law targeting the Mexican American studies program in Tucson Unified School District.

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Ex-AG Tom Horne violated campaign laws (access required)

Tom Horne

A three-year investigation of former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has found he used his office staff to work on his failed 2014 re-election effort but that no criminal charges are warranted and he won't have to pay back additional money.

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Horne: Radicals taught Mexican-American program

In this June 15, 2011, file photo, protesters gather to support the Tucson Unified School District as Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal announces that the district violates state law by teaching it's Mexican American Studies program. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

Former state schools chief Tom Horne defended his battle to end a Mexican-American history program, testifying Tuesday that he was troubled by what he described as radical instructors teaching students to be disruptive, but he insisted he targeted all ethnic studies programs equally.

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