Why did Refugees Sue Pennsylvania School District over School Placement?

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An interesting piece by our friend Cheryl Chumley on refugees suing a Pennsylvania school district:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing a school district in central Pennsylvania on behalf of six refugees who allege district officials violated their right of equal access to a quality education by denying them entry to a top-ranking facility.

The plaintiffs range in age from 17 to 21 and originate from Burma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Somalia, and Sudan. ACLU filed a lawsuit against the School District of Lancaster (SDL) in July claiming the group of refugees “were, are, or may be in the future denied their right to equal educational opportunities and meaningful public education by Defendant School District of Lancaster in violation of the U.S. Constitution, federal civil rights statutes, and Pennsylvania education law.”

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