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STUDENT'S RIGHTS

Viera Law Firm Student's rights

STUDENT’S
RIGHTS

Predatory For-Profit Colleges

 

Tens of thousands of graduates from for-profit schools are victims of deceptive recruiting and predatory student loan lending. Your story is not uncommon. For many students, it began with a phone call or visit to the school in response to a late-night TV commercial or a telemarketer. They met with a smooth-talking aggressive admissions representative who promised them that a degree from their institution would open new doors and launch an exciting career path and that students should not hesitate at incurring the mountain of debt that they will spend the rest of their lives repaying, and which they may not be able to discharge in bankruptcy. They take entrance exams that are inappropriately administered. They are rushed through the financial aid application, admitted and registered for classes. Before they know it, they are quickly embarked on a journey to nowhere, or worse, financial ruin. Unfortunately, many for-profit schools operate in the best interests of their shareholders, not their students. They seek to enroll as many students as possible because each additional student brings additional financial aid money from a student loan system that has virtually no quality standards for how loans are approved. Many students do not complete their programs and leave the schools with unrepayable debt and nothing to show for it. In short, had they known then what they are painfully learning now, they would have never chosen to further their education at these schools.

  • Did your school promise you a certain salary upon graduation?
  • Do you owe thousands of dollars in student loans for a worthless degree?
  • Did you graduate from a school with no accreditation?
  • Did your school disregard your poor performance on your entrance exam?
  • Did your school permanently close after graduation?
  • Do you have credits for courses that will not transfer to another program?
  • Did your school keep you enrolled despite consistent poor academic performance?
  • Did your college instructors assist students to cheat on exams or projects?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, we strongly encourage you to call us to set up a free consultation to evaluate your case.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW

 

The process for provision of services to your special needs child can appear confusing and overwhelming at first. However, you should know that children have powerful state and federal rights to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. If you are uncertain about the content and meaning of your child’s proposed Individual Education Plan (“IEP”) do not provide the school with your written consent, before consulting with an attorney. Not all schools and school districts have your child’s best interests in mind, but rather, some see your child as a budgetary threat that needs to be quietly diffused at an I.E.P. meeting. We can guide you through the administrative process and advocate for your child’s rights at a due process hearing if necessary. Don’t take a chance with his/her education or safety. Call us to inform and empower yourself before signing any document that the school proposes to you.

Parents, please ask yourselves these questions:

  • Does your child have an IEP meeting scheduled soon?
  • Is your child’s school not delivering the services listed on the IEP?
  • Is the school threatening to expel your special needs child because of poor performance?
  • Is the school administration ignoring their obligations under the i.e.p. to provide qualified personnel and equipment for your child’s education?
  • Were you forced to remove your child to a private school because the original school refused to serve him?
  • Does your child’s school administration want to transfer him away from the general student population?
  • Are you being pressured into signing an i.e.p. that you are not sure about?
  • Are you considering whether you should have your child evaluated by an independent therapist or physician?
  • Was your child injured on school property because of his/her condition?

If the answer to any one of these questions is YES, call us to set up a consultation.

Tens of thousands of graduates from for-profit schools are victims of deceptive recruiting and predatory student loan lending. Your story is not uncommon. For many students, it began with a phone call or visit to the school in response to a late-night TV commercial or a telemarketer. They met with a smooth-talking aggressive admissions representative who promised them that a degree from their institution would open new doors and launch an exciting career path and that students should not hesitate at incurring the mountain of debt that they will spend the rest of their lives repaying, and which they may not be able to discharge in bankruptcy. They take entrance exams that are inappropriately administered. They are rushed through the financial aid application, admitted and registered for classes. Before they know it, they are quickly embarked on a journey to nowhere, or worse, financial ruin. Unfortunately, many for-profit schools operate in the best interests of their shareholders, not their students. They seek to enroll as many students as possible because each additional student brings additional financial aid money from a student loan system that has virtually no quality standards for how loans are approved. Many students do not complete their programs and leave the schools with unrepayable debt and nothing to show for it. In short, had they known then what they are painfully learning now, they would have never chosen to further their education at these schools.

  • Did your school promise you a certain salary upon graduation?
  • Do you owe thousands of dollars in student loans for a worthless degree?
  • Did you graduate from a school with no accreditation?
  • Did your school disregard your poor performance on your entrance exam?
  • Do you have credits for courses that will not transfer to another program?
  • Did your school keep you enrolled despite consistent poor academic performance?
  • Did your college instructors assist students to cheat on exams or projects?
  • Did your school permanently close after graduation?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, we strongly encourage you to call us to set up a free consultation to evaluate your case.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW

 

The process for provision of services to your special needs child can appear confusing and overwhelming at first. However, you should know that children have powerful state and federal rights to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. If you are uncertain about the content and meaning of your child’s proposed Individual Education Plan (“IEP”) do not provide the school with your written consent, before consulting with an attorney. Not all schools and school districts have your child’s best interests in mind, but rather, some see your child as a budgetary threat that needs to be quietly diffused at an I.E.P. meeting. We can guide you through the administrative process and advocate for your child’s rights at a due process hearing if necessary. Don’t take a chance with his/her education or safety. Call us to inform and empower yourself before signing any document that the school proposes to you.

Parents, please ask yourselves these questions:

  • ¿Does your child have an IEP meeting scheduled soon??
  • ¿Is your child’s school not delivering the services listed on the IEP?
  • ¿Is the school threatening to expel your special needs child because of poor performance?
  • ¿Is the school administration ignoring their obligations under the i.e.p. to provide qualified personnel and equipment for your child’s education?
  • ¿Were you forced to remove your child to a private school because the original school refused to serve him?
  • ¿Does your child’s school administration want to transfer him away from the general student population?
  • ¿Are you being pressured into signing an i.e.p. that you are not sure about?
  • ¿Are you considering whether you should have your child evaluated by an independent therapist or physician?
  • ¿Was your child injured on school property because of his/her condition?

If the answer to any one of these questions is YES, call us to set up a consultation.