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In 1969, attorneys at California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) discovered California public schools were misusing English-language, culturally biased IQ tests to place Spanish-speaking students into EMR classes. Additionally, Mexican-American children were not the only minorities impacted. Written by two of the attorneys who led the charge against the denial of education to Mexican-American youth, this book recounts the history of both the CRLA and the class-action suit filed in 1970  on behalf of 13,000 Hispanic kids already placed in EMR classes and another 100,000 at risk of being relegated to a virtual purgatory.