Apr 29
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Outrageous N.J. School Contracts Make Parents Promise Not to Sue | Opinion

On April 28, 2020, the New Jersey Star-Ledger published an op-ed by the Center’s Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Paul O’Neill, who wrote to call attention to the illegal and outrageous actions of school administrators asking parents of students with disabilities to sign away their rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Huffington Post recently reported that some parents of students with disabilities in New Jersey are being required to sign waivers before their children with disabilities can access services and supports remotely during COVID-19 closures. These forms apparently require parents to give up their right to press charges for negligence and injuries of various sorts in connection with providing remote services and forbid parents from being present for, listening in on, or recording virtual educational sessions.

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