MALDEF

Securing Equal Opportunity for Academic Achievement

Litigation

United States v. State of Texas

United States v. State of Texas

In 1970, the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Texas ordered the State of Texas and nine school districts to remedy past discrimination that continued to harm the educational achievement of minority students in the State. Almost 40 years later, MALDEF still continues to monitor the districts and ensure that all students have equal opportunity and resources for a quality education.

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Public Policy

AB 540 – Access to College for ALL!

AB 540 – Access to College for ALL!

AB 540 allows qualified undocumented students to be exempt from paying significantly higher out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities in California. By making college more affordable, AB 540 has had a significant impact on the lives of many undocumented students who have dreams of attending college.

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