"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Success Academy Hit with New Lawsuits

At one point not so long ago, "no excuses" charter schools were like a lawsuit waiting to happen. 

It's not waiting, anymore.  From Politico:
The Success Academy charter school network is again being sued by a group of parents whose children attended Success Academy Fort Greene, whose principal kept a now-infamous "got to go" list of unruly students he hoped would leave the school.

The lawsuit, filed by five families, alleges that Success carried out an "illegal, discriminatory" campaign against children with disabilities and compelled them to leave Success Academy Fort Greene.

The suit details allegations of a child being taken to psychiatric hospital after getting upset on a field trip, 30 suspensions in Kindergarten and first grade for a student, and threats to call the Administration for Children's Services on parents who refused to pick their child up early from school after disciplinary issues. . . .

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