Organization Moves Conference Away From Georgia Because Of The State’s Harmful Immigration Law

The American Educational Research Association has moved its 2013 annual meeting from Atlanta to San Francisco because of HB 87, Georgia’s harmful immigration law, which is modeled after Arizona’s SB 1070. “The relocation from Georgia helps to ensure that AERA members and other Annual Meeting participants have equal access to engage in AERA activities free of…intimidation that could occur under this law,” the organization explains. “HB87 seriously compromises the viability of AERA’s holding a conference where all its members will be welcome.”