BREAKING NEWS: Parents File Federal Civil Rights Complaint Against Success Academy Charters

Diane Ravitch's blog

Columnist Juan Gonzalez of the New York Daily News reported that parents of children with disabilities have filed a federal civil rights complaint against Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter chain for systematically violating the rights of their children.

“The city’s largest charter school chain has been violating the civil rights of students with disabilities for years, a group of parents say in a formal complaint lodged Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education.

“The parents of 13 special needs students claim the Success Charter Network, which is run by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, “has engaged in ongoing systemic policies that violate” federal laws protecting the disabled. It cites eight Success schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx where the parents’ children were enrolled.

“The allegations include:

*refusing to provide special education pupils appropriate services required by law, while often retaining the students to repeat a grade;
*multiple suspensions of…

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