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Kevin Golembiewski, Berney & Sang Kevin Golembiewski, Berney & Sang

The Equal Educational Opportunities Act (EEOA) promises equal educational opportunity to the over 4.5 million English language learners (ELLs) attending public schools. It requires states to “remove barriers to ELLs’ equal participation in educational programs.” If a state violates this command, and thus denies an ELL equal educational opportunity, the ELL can “institute a civil action in an appropriate district court … for such relief, as may be appropriate.”

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