Editor’s note: U.S. District Judge Edward Prado of San Antonio ruled Jan. 7 that the use of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test to determine whether students get their high school diploma is constitutional. Although Prado found that the test has had a disparate impact on minorities, he concluded that the test serves a necessary function of holding schools accountable and ensuring that graduates do possess a minimum level of knowledge, and that the plaintiffs failed to identify equally effective alternatives to accomplish those goals.

The plaintiffs in GI Forum, et al. v. Texas Education Agency, et al. are weighing whether to appeal. Texas Attorney General John Cornyn, whose office defended the test, calls Prado’s ruling “a landmark event in public education” that will help Texas “prepare its children for higher education and the world beyond.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]