Lawton v. Success Academy Charter Schools

Disability Justice, Education, Lawton v. Success Academy Charter Schools

Children in school

On behalf of five former students and their parents, NYLPI’s federal civil rights case against Success Academy Charter School challenges the school’s harsh, zero-tolerance disciplinary policies against young students showing signs of behavioral disabilities. A Brooklyn school in the charter network imposed rampant suspensions, called police to remove a kindergartner, and put young children with disabilities on a notorious “got-to-go” list. The case continues NYLPI’s long-standing efforts to ensure equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities and seeks to make good on the charter school’s promise that all children can benefit from its model.

Pro bono co-counsel: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Advocates for Justice Chartered Attorneys

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