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suing the schools for fraud

February 24, 2014 by Tunya

Transcript of conference: Suing the Schools for Fraud: Issues and Legal Strategies. Transcript of a Conference: Fraud in the Schools. 1973

"Our speculation on these events lead us to, forecast a case of fraud emerging in the educational arena., Based on this forecast we surveyed 200 individuals in the fields of law, school administration, government and universities One of the fundamental conclusions by 80% of the respondents was that a case of fraud would emerge and succeed within five years."  That forecast was in 1973.


"He Was Graduated But Cannot Read


As far back as 1970, Stuart A. Sandow foresaw 
suits by "poorly educated" against schools for fraud as an emerging 
problem in education law.

Peter Doe v San Francisco Unified School District, 1972

  • general negligence
  • misrepresentation
  • breach of statutory duty
  • constitutional duties

The student was of normal ability as determined by his school district.  He graduated and upon examination by two private reading specialists was found to be reading at grade 5 level.  His parents paid for private tutoring and has made significant progress in reading level. 


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