A Top 9 Rundown on the Ethnic Studies Hearings, with Audio

Today is the final portion of the three-part administrative hearing on the Tucson Unified School District's appeal of Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal's findings on the district's Mexican-American studies classes. The hearing began at 8 a.m. at the Office of Administrative Hearings, 1400 W. Washington St., Suite 101, in Phoenix.

Rather than dwell on the decision, expected the end of this month, which may determine the fate of TUSD's Mexican-American studies classes, experience tells me that it's best to keep an eye on the federal lawsuit filed by 11 ethnic-studies teachers, and their attorney Richard Martinez. As federal lawsuits go—really any lawsuit—this one is just getting started and will determine the constitutionality the anti-ethnic studies classes and thus the future of the Mexican American Studies classes.