ACLU http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor School Board Eliminates 7th Hour Fee For High School Students http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-school-board-eliminates-7th-hour-fee-high-school-students <p>A plan to charge Ann Arbor high school students a $100 fee to take an optional 7th hour class has been dropped. The Board of Education last night voted unanimously to drop the fee for the coming academic year. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the board is sending the fee proposal back to its planning committee for further review.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:15:37 +0000 Andrew Cluley 33638 at http://wemu.org ACLU Sues Ann Arbor Schools Over 7th Hour Student Fee http://wemu.org/post/aclu-sues-ann-arbor-schools-over-7th-hour-student-fee <p>The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Ann Arbor Public Schools over a plan to charge students $100 per semester to take seventh-hour classes.&nbsp; The ACLU said it filed the suit Wednesday on behalf of two high school students, saying the fees violate the Michigan Constitution.&nbsp;&nbsp; ACLU Michigan Director Kary Moss says students "should not be forced to pay the price for budget shortfalls." She says the constitution makes it clear that "public education should be as free as the air we breathe."&nbsp; District spokeswoman Liz Margolis says school officials haven't yet recei Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:10:49 +0000 Associated Press 33319 at http://wemu.org ACLU says Ann Arbor Schools Should Not Charge For 7th Hour Classes http://wemu.org/post/aclu-says-ann-arbor-schools-should-not-charge-7th-hour-classes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan wants Ann Arbor Public Schools to to re-think charging high school students for seventh hour classes.&nbsp; WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:52:43 +0000 Bob Eccles 30977 at http://wemu.org ACLU says Ann Arbor Schools Should Not Charge For 7th Hour Classes A Look At the Citizenship Check Box and Local Ballots http://wemu.org/post/look-citizenship-check-box-and-local-ballots <p>A voting rights coalition has asked a Federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the use of&nbsp;check-off boxes that ask voters to confirm their U.S. citizenship on November ballots.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has that, and a look at what you can expect to find - or not find - on your local baloot.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:41:22 +0000 Bob Eccles 19803 at http://wemu.org