Egan v. RI Board of Education (2013)
Category: Open Government Students' Rights
This is an open meetings lawsuit against the R.I. Board of Education over its plans in August of 2013 to meet in a private retreat, closed to the public and the media, in order to hear from invited “experts” on the issue of its “high stakes testing” requirement for high school seniors. The ACLU argued that allowing such a private meeting would significantly undermine the open meetings law’s purpose. In issuing a preliminary injunction against the planned private discussion of the issue, R.I. Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini agreed with the ACLU that allowing such a discussion to take place in private would significantly undermine the open meetings law’s purpose.
More information about the issue of high stakes testing can be found here.