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ACLU Sues California For 'Equal Learning Time'

posted May 31, 2014, 9:43 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated May 31, 2014, 9:43 AM ]

The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that high poverty schools in California are denying students the learning time they need to succeed. The problem is so great and so pervasive, the lawsuit claims, that it violates the state constitution. "We just celebrated the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed, and some of these schools are in worse shape than those in Topeka," says ACLU attorney Mark Rosenbaum, referring to the district that gave the landmark case its name.

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