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EVIT is back in the news, discriminating against Special Education students, harassing them, and retaliating against another teacher advocate! The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has come down on EVIT for five verified complaints of the same old stuff, again aimed at GPS kids. What does it take to make educrats like those at EVIT understand that kids have only a few years of their lives to learn how to become successful and responsible citizens. Taxpayers contribute their own hard-earned dollars for the purpose of public education. Educrats have a duty to the public to do their jobs correctly and competently. Do it right, EVIT! Or bring in someone who will clean up the mess that Dr. Sally Downey and her progeny have spawned.
Lawsuits Against Gilbert Public Schools At a Glance: Click links to download documents. We've moved the summaries and commentaries to a new web page so you can easily keep up with what's happening. If we have an unlinked document, check back. Will upload it soon!
Here is the latest info about the federal civil rights cases:
More coming soon. Things are hopping!
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