ACLU, others sue over gap in instructional time in California schools

Friday, May 30, 2014

The state Education Department has ignored its obligation to ensure that all California students receive a minimum level of instructional time, predominantly affecting those who are minorities and from low-income families, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

The lawsuit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court by the American Civil Liberties Union, Public Counsel and others, contends the lack of quality learning time for these students is in violation of the state Constitution's equal protection guarantee because the state does not ensure all students have access to an adequate education.

State officials did not immediately comment on the litigation.

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