Parents of a biracial 6th grader complain about discrimination at the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools. The posh private school allegedly retaliates with a false allegation of child abuse. When the family sues, the school attacks the family in a mass email.
The school says everything it did was legal. But was it ethical?
By Richard Wexler, NCCPR Executive Director*
|The Fieldston Middle School|
|Founder Felix Adler said the goal of the|
Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools is
"to put it boldly, to train reformers."
The report was wrong
The damage done
The school’s response
While the family has now filed a lawsuit, you should be assured that our school's child safety policies will not be compromised. We are saddened that anyone in our community would try to undermine this important system with a baseless lawsuit that puts profiteering ahead of students' safety.
“Mandatory reporting requirements were adopted without evidence of their effectiveness; noreliable study has yet demonstrated their positive or negative effects on the health and well-being of children at risk of maltreatment, their parents and caregivers and service providers.”