State Supreme Court Reinstates Exit Exam

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Governor Schwarzenegger is praising the decision. 

"The ruling is a victory for the children of California and for our future as a state."

The high court ordered a state appeals court to hold hearings in the case, but with schools ready to hold commencement ceremonies as soon as this weekend, a resolution appears unlikely.

Meantime state school’s chief Jack O’Connell says students who failed the test aren’t being left behind. 

"They may attend summer school, adult education programs, independent study, on-line programs or do a 5th year in high school."

A group of students sued the state, claiming the test discriminates against low-income and minority students.