The federal government is investigating whether a new Arizona policy discriminates against teachers who are not native English speakers, reports the Arizona Republic. The state’s education department for years has been monitoring the English fluency of teachers who instruct English learners, but in April it began instructing districts to fire teachers who weren't proficient in the language. The probe was launched by the U.S. Department of Justice in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education. "I'm sure they're going to find everything is fine," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne. "Teachers who are teaching English need to be...

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