Dismal High School Graduation Rate Violates Florida Constitution, Says ACLU

March 18, 2008 12:00 am

Media Contact
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
United States

The ACLU has filed a class action lawsuit against the School Board of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Superintendent of schools. Nearly 1 in 3 Palm Beach County students does not graduate with a regular high school diploma within four years, and there are significant disparities between the graduation rates of Black and Latino students and those of white students. The lawsuit charges that Palm Beach county’s dismally low graduation rates violate the state constitutional mandate of a “uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality education.”

Every month, you'll receive regular roundups of the most important civil rights and civil liberties developments. Remember: a well-informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.

Learn More About the Issues in This Press Release