MALDEF's Nancy Ramirez Discusses Recent TUSD Meeting and Deseg Process

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, after newly-elected Tucson Unified School District governing board members Kristel Foster and Cam Juarez were sworn in, Adelita Grijalva was voted in as president of the board and Foster as clerk. When the board returned from executive session, Grijalva did exactly what she said she would after last month's confusing meeting — she brought back a revote on the district's objection to culturally relevant curriculum (CRC) in the desegregation proposal released Dec. 10.

In a vote 3-2, the new board majority directed TUSD legal to file a withdrawal of the district's objection to CRC in the deseg plan. Where does the desegregation proposal stand now and what happen next? The Range recently talked with attorney Nancy Ramirez from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), who continues to represent the Mexican-American plaintiffs from the almost 40-year-old deseg lawsuit.

Read the Q&A interview after the jump.