Every student has the right to educational opportunity—including access to special education and a higher education free of fraud.
Each student is unique, but they all have one thing in common: the right to a quality education. Unfortunately, students are often denied this right. For example, schools fail to provide educational services to children with disabilities, in violation of federal and state laws.
Scam for-profit schools dupe college students with limited financial resources into enrolling and taking on crushing student loan debt. Educational records don’t correctly reflect the names and genders of transgender students. These harms and so many others jeopardize students’ futures.
Our lawyers stand with students who need the legal system to right educational injustices. Here is how our lawyers can help:
- Representing students fighting for critical special education benefits
- Bringing class action lawsuits against predatory for-profit schools and regulators that fail to protect students
- Helping veterans access the educational benefits they earned through their service
- Advocating for LGBTQ students facing bullying and misgendering in school
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NYLAG’s Special Education Attorney, Sandra Robinson speaks with Chalkbeat and mentions that reducing the hearing officer qualifications is misplaced. Stating that hearing officers must have access to federal cases and have the ability to assess how the legal system is changing.
Op-ed by NLYAG volunteer attorney, Joseph Berkman-Breen on For-Profit schools deceiving student veterans to profit from their GI Bill education benefits.