I just saw a post from Diane Ravitch citing a New York Daily News report. Parents have organized against Success Academy Charter Schools in New York. I wondered when this lawsuit would happen. The charges include:
- refusing to provide special education students with appropriate services.
- multiple suspensions of students without keeping records or providing alternative instruction.
- harassing parents to return their children to public schools and even calling 911 to pick up children whose parents do not immediately arrive–even a five year old.
Several advocacy groups have joined the complaint filed in federal court. Perhaps Success Academy is one of the more extreme examples of this type of behavior, but similar charges have been published in Florida and elsewhere. Clearly, these parents have had enough. Read the full complaint.