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AFC and NYLPI File Complaint Against the DOE to Stop Discrimination Against Limited English Proficient Parents

06.20.2012 | AFC and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) filed a complaint today with the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education against the DOE for its systemic failure to provide translation and interpretation services to tens of thousands of limited English proficient (LEP) parents, in violation of  local, state, and federal civil rights laws. Read the complaint [PDF] and the press release [PDF]. All exhibits, including parent affidavits, are available on file with AFC. 

press conference on steps of Tweed

AFC attorney Rigel Massaro speaking  parent holding a sign that says "I want to participate"