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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

ACLU joins students’ fight against summer school fees in Prince George’s County

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools may soon find itself in a court battle over summer school fees that the ACLU says have prevented some students from graduating.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is joining four students who are taking on the Prince George’s County school system, insisting all summer school fees be waived.

The students are appealing summer school tuition fees for required courses like English and math, with classes costing families up to $455 each. According to the ACLU, the fees are not only a burden for families, but a violation of Maryland’s constitution.

“Maryland’s Constitution promises all families a free public education for their children,” said Deborah Jeon, legal director for the ACLU of Maryland.



Anonymous said...

Summer school is extra - someone has to pay!

Anonymous said...

and just like that summer school was cancelled

Anonymous said...

Summer school is supposed to be figured into annual school budgets. If they're charging more, the BOE hasn't done its job, or the schools are spending more than allotted during the regular school year (or somebody's skimming.)

Anonymous said...

The student should be charged extra. They did get a free education, but they fail their classes. It's not the schools fault that the kids fail their classes and have to take summer school. If they would have paid attention and studied they wouldn't have failed and would have got a free education

Anonymous said...

Agree with 10:46 and 9:00 must be a liberal moron wanting to waste more of our taxes!

Anonymous said...

Summer School is not build into any budget. It is an extra activity that must be funded somehow. Not all school districts even provide Summer School. The students were provided a free education during the school and they obviously squandered it by failing!!