|For Immediate Release|
|Thursday, June 16, 2005|
|Contact:||Heidi B. Perlman 781-338-3106|
Statement From Education Commissioner David P. Driscoll On Today’s 1st Circuit Court Of Appeals Decision In Comfort vs. Lynn:
MALDEN - “This decision is a major victory for the Lynn Public Schools, and highlights the tremendous progress they have made. They have worked hard to improve their schools, and as part of that, developed a well thought-out student assignment plan. Today, they can boast a reduction in the racial imbalance in their schools, higher attendance rates, declining suspensions, a safer environment and improved test scores. I’m pleased the appeals court recognized their efforts and the progress that has been made and voted to overturn the previous ruling in this case, and want to thank the Attorney General for the critical role his office played in achieving this victory. Educators in Lynn are going about their business in the right way, and deserve to be congratulated for how far they have come for the children in their community.”
To view the full opinion, look online at www.ca1.uscourts.gov/.