We are the plaintiffs of Wright v. New York, and this is why we are fighting for educational justice for all parents.
“Students should be educated, not tolerated.”
My name is Ginet and I am from Brooklyn, New York. I am participating in the lawsuit on behalf of my 13-year-old son, Raymond Jr. I am very involved in my children’s education and am constantly encouraging them to strive for success. I was very disappointed when Raymond was doing poorly in his 7th grade English class. I quickly realized that my son rarely received homework assignments. In class, the teacher wasn’t teaching lessons, but regularly passing out worksheets and short passages to read for the entire class period. This is not teaching and, of course, my son wasn’t learning. I went to speak to the teacher to see how Raymond can improve in the class, but didn’t receive specific feedback.
I want Raymond to be somebody. If his teachers are not going to teach him and provide him at least a basic educational skill set, who will? I make sure he is fed, that he is loved and taken care of. His teachers need to do their part as well.