10, 2004, the San Francisco County Superior Court approved the notice of
settlement in Eliezer Williams, et al. v. State of California, et al. This is a landmark case to
provide all students equal access to instructional materials, safe
schools, and quality teachers. Briefly, it says:
There should be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials.
School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.
There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments.
Parents, guardians, pupils, and teachers may file a complaint if they feel that any of these requirements are not being met.
ordered that the California Department of Education make available
regarding the provisions of the settlement and the process by which
whose behalf the lawsuit was filed may file objections to the
settlement. In keeping with the court's order, four documents are
posted and available for
downloading on CDE's website, www.cde.ca.gov/eo/ce/wc/index.asp.