Parents Fighting Back as NYC Aims to Close Harlem Charter School

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A group of families are suing the city to prevent the closure of their Harlem charter school.

In court papers, seven city parents allege that the city is discriminating against disabled kids by refusing to renew the charter for Harlem’s Opportunity Charter School, one of the only charters in the city that enrolls a majority of kids with disabilities.

The city declined to renew the 13-year-old school’s charter authorization in March, citing poor academic performance.

But the parents in the suit, filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court, claim the city’s decision to close the school will harm kids with disabilities.

“The city should keep Opportunity charter School open so that other kids who are struggling in their schools will have a great opportunity just as my kids did,” said Bronx mother Layta Downs, whose two sons with learning disabilities are enrolled in seventh and eighth grades at Opportunity.

My kids have benefitted from an educational experience that they couldn’t find anywhere else,” added Downs, who works as a parent organizer at the school.
“If the city closes our school, my sons — just like other students — will be sent back to public schools that haven’t served their needs.”

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