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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Gothamist: NYC Receives $38 Million Funding Boost for Lawyers Litigating Special Education Lawsuits
NYLAG’s Danielle Tarantolo spoke to Gothamist about the New York City Department of Education’s efforts to get additional funding for staff to handle cases brought by families of students with disabilities. NYLAG’s class action lawsuit against the City over delays in adjudicating such cases has brought attention to DOE’s inadequate resources.
“Attacking the Concept of Debt”
In this Harvard Magazine article, NYLAG’s Jessica Ranucci proclaims explicitly prospective litigation is needed to overcome the litigation challenges in the for-profit college industry.
Federal Student Loans During the Coronavirus Epidemic
The CARES Act signed into law provides significant relief to student loan borrowers who have Direct Loans or FFEL Loans that are held by the government. Here’s an overview of the relief provided.