“Prince George’s County Students Challenge Summer-School Fees, Fighting for Free Public Education,” Washington Post
June 13, 2019
When Laurie Tucker’s family moved during her son’s senior year of high school, she was sorry to hear the last two classes he needed weren’t offered at his new school during spring semester. Instead of graduating, he has to finish up in summer school.
An even worse surprise: The family will have to pay for those classes.
On Thursday, students sued the suburban Maryland school system where Tucker’s son attends class in a bid to lift summer-school fees.
Students shouldn’t be able to graduate only if they can afford to, said Tucker, whose son is one of the plaintiffs arguing the right to a free public education is guaranteed under the Maryland Constitution.
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The ACLU, the Howard civil rights clinic, and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll are supporting the case, filed in Prince George’s County Circuit Court.