Archer’s Attempt to Shut Down Josephsons’ Website Rejected by Court

Archer’s attempt to shut down the Josephson’s website rejected by court. Archer Chair Barbara Bruser expands knowledge of suit to entire Archer community by letter that attacks Josephsons’ character and motives and stands behind Elizabeth English. In a letter sent to all Archer parents, Archer Board Chair, Barbara Bruser demeans the Josephson’s lawsuit and disparages their motives without ever responding …

Establishing Oversight Responsibility of Board of Trustees

“This action is not only meant to hold the Archer School for Girls and its head of school, Elizabeth English accountable for flagrant violations of basic professional educational standards, it is also intended to change the way private schools conduct their business, especially regarding interactions with parents and disciplining students. In addition to articulating new standards for educator malpractice, we expect …

Why doesn’t Ms. English put the interests of Archer first and resign?

Some have called Archer’s Head of School, Elizabeth English, the Nurse Ratched of Archer.  Their leadership styles seem so similar. In the wake of huge expenditures of money trying to censor and punish the Josephsons (about $400,000) and inept handling of the Archer Forward project costing about $10 million simply trying to get approval,  a logical question is asked more often: …

Letter Sent to Archer Community June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014 To the Archer Community As an active parent in the Archer Community you may have heard that, after arduous and extensive attempts to resolve our grievances, Anne and Michael Josephson and two of our daughters recently filed a lawsuit against Elizabeth English, the Board of Trustees and Archer School for Girls. We did so very reluctantly as …

Beware of the Arbitration Trap

Archer, like most other private schools, includes a comprehensive completely one-sided arbitration clause (it only benefits the school) requiring parents to agree to submit any dispute arising under the agreement to a process designed to keep their grievances private and to prevent them from using the court system to prove their claims and provide remedies, including public accountability. The Josephsons …

What Every Archer Parent Should Know

In a recent letter sent to all Archer parents, Barbara Bruser, chair of the Board of Trustees labeled the Josephson’s lawsuit meritless and malicious and declared that the entire Board fully supports Ms. English.  The Josephsons contend that this unqualified endorsement of policies and practices described on this website should be taken as a warning by all Archer parents declaring …

What’s This All About? Summary of Facts & Allegations

At the core of this legal action is Michael and Anne Josephson’s contention that, as a result of both malice and malfeasance, Archer’s Head of School, Elizabeth English, transformed a disciplinary issue involving a minor and momentary act of rudeness to a teacher by one of their children into a major confrontation resulting in the removal from the Archer of …

Detailed Facts and Allegations Concerning Child 2

Plaintiff’s Claims Concerning CHILD 2 53. CHILD 2 is a 15 year-old, openly gay female who was subjected to malicious, vindictive, unjust and unlawful actions of defendants that inflicted and continue to inflict severe emotional injury and forced her in February 2014 to leave her school. These actions, taken in retaliation for MJ’s efforts to advocate for her sister CHILD …