Archer’s Expansion Plan Flounders

Archer’s Expansion/Improvement Plan Continues to Flounder (December 2014) In early December, 2014 there was the first of a series of new public hearings on Archer’s most current expansion/improvement project (which is years behind projected start dates far short of stated fund-raising goals). The new plan is a drastically watered down version of the plan “sold” to Archer parents and students …

Archer’s Elizabeth English Demands Unconscionable Arbitration Clause

September 1, 2013 Archer’s Elizabeth English Demands Unconscionable Arbitration Clause If you don’t want updates on the Josephsons’ lawsuit, we apologize. Pease just tell us to remove your name. (Only about 5% of recipients did so and the very heavy traffic on the website www.JosephsonvsArcher.com indicates strong interest.) SHOULD YOU SIGN? Today, Archer parents are expected to have signed the school …

Retaliation against mom who complained about Ms. English spending $1.4 million on house provided by Archer

We have received and will be publishing stories of current and former Archer parents and employees that document plaintiff’s allegations re: Elizabeth English’s penchant for retaliation whenever she feels her authority is being questioned. This one is included in the new amended complaint  and repeat it here as alleged in the Complaint. __________ One family told Michael a story that …

English Retaliates Against Mom Who Raised Issue of Extravagance

Retaliation against mom who complained about Ms  . English spending $1.4 million on house provided by Archer We have received and will be publishing stories of current and former Archer parents and employees that document plaintiff’s allegations re: Elizabeth English’s penchant for retaliation whenever she feels her authority is being questioned. This one is included in the new amended complaint …

Child 1 Responds to betrayal of trust by Elizabeth English

Declaration filed August 14, 2014 from C. Josephson (referred to in the complaint as Child 1) DECLARATION OF C. JOSEPHSON (emphasis added) I, C. Josephson, declare as follows: 1. I am one of the Plaintiffs in this action. I have personal knowledge of the facts set  forth herein, and if called as a witness, I could and would competently testify to the matters stated 2. …

Josephson’s Eldest Daughter Samara Adds Her Voice

The Josephsons’ decision to file this lawsuit has generated  intense reactions. Many people who learned the story have become passionate supporters, including quite a few families who have their own horror stories about being mistreated by Elizabeth English. There were also harsh accusing the Josephsons of being bad parents, claiming their efforts in this lawsuit will damage their children. It …

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’s worse than litigation?

The only thing worse than litigation (besides trial by combat) is not having any way to protect those you love, to defend yourself from unfair accusations and to have no way at all to hold wrongdoers accountable. IT MAY NOT BE LIKE A DAY AT THE BEACH BUT THERE ARE TIMES YOU NEED YOUR DAY IN COURT!

Why go to court? Aren’t there better ways?

Anyone experienced with litigation knows its hazards and costs well enough to consider it a last resort. That’s what the Josephson’s say happened here. The documents posted on this site show an extraordinarily extensive effort to avoid filing the lawsuit but none succeeded. Compare the terms of the offer to settle (set forth in detail at the end of this …