For the third time in less than two months, the ACLU of Rhode Island has taken legal action against the state Board of Education for violating open government laws. They all involve the board’s persistent refusal to publicly address a controversial “high stakes testing” requirement that takes effect this school year for high school seniors.
A judge agreed with the ACLU of Rhode Island in blocking the state Board of Education from meeting in private to hear from invited “experts” on its “high stakes testing” requirement for high school seniors.
Rhode Island’s Access to Public Records Act (APRA) gives the attorney general the power to sue agencies for violating the statute. But don’t hold your breath.