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Schools Superintendent Appeals Exit Exam To State Supreme Court

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Sacramento, CA — The state attorney general´s office has appealed to the state Supreme Court to immediately halt an injunction against the high school exit exam and stop thousands of students from graduating without passing it.

They´re appealing an Alameda County Superior Court judge´s decision last week siding with a group of students who say they were denied equal and adequate preparation for the exam.

Around 47,000 seniors had yet to pass the test as of March. The court has already requested that the plaintiffs´ attorneys file a response by Monday morning.

The AG´s office, on behalf of schools superintendent Jack O´Connell, say they went straight to the supreme court rather than a lower court because the decision is “an urgent issue of tremendous statewide importance.”