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suing the schools for fraud

February 24, 2014 by Tunya

Transcript of conference: fraud in the Schools, March 1973


"He Was Graduated But Cannot Read


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

Peeter 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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