Providence Student Union v. RI Board of Education (2013)
Category: Open Government Students' Rights
This is a lawsuit in R.I. Superior Court over the R.I. Board of Education’s (BOE) failure to consider a petition filed by seventeen organizations to do away with the Board’s “high stakes testing” graduation requirement. The lawsuit argues that the Board had an obligation under state law, which it ignored, to consider the proposal and either reject it or initiate a formal rule-making process to consider its adoption.
Cooperating Attorneys: Marc Gursky and Elizabeth Wiens
More information about high stakes testing can be found here.
- First Amended Complaint
- Motion for Preliminary Injunction
- Plaintiffs' Trial Memorandum
Related News Releases
- Apr 25, 2014 - Court Orders Board of Education to Publicly Discuss High Stakes Testing Requirement
- Feb 14, 2014 - Court Rules R.I. Board of Education Again Violated Open Government Laws
- Sep 24, 2013 - ACLU Asks court to Order Board of Education to Consider High Stakes Testing Issue in Public
- Sep 16, 2013 - Again, ACLU Goes to Court Over State Board of Education Secrecy in High Stakes Testing Debate
- Sep 06, 2013 - Community Organizations Appeal to Governor Ahead of Board of Education’s Vote on High Stakes Testing
- Jul 24, 2013 - ACLU Sues State Board of Education for Failing to Address High Stakes Testing Policy