Archer Surrenders to Additional Demands of Brentwood Neighbors and Councilman Bonin to Gain Approval of a Limited Expansion Project

When construction will begin (given fund-raising shortfalls) and parent concerns re: impact on social and educational experience of students remain unanswered. (see Secrets and Lies: What Archer is Not Telling Parents below; Archer has not updated its Archer Forward site since April, 2015))  Here’s what Archer got approval for after expending nearly $10 million dollars: From the Archerneighbors.com website: ow you …

Resignation of Elizabeth English Likely in Face of Rumored Parent Opposition and Loss of Board Confidence

Updated 7/15/15. On multiple occasions we requested comment – confirmation, denial or statement – from Ms. English’s layers  re: rumors that Elizabeth English is to resign as head of Archer School sometime this summer. The attorneys offered no corrections of any of the facts giving rise to the speculation (see below) but did say that any statement that Ms. English’s departure is …

Josephson v. Archer: Where We Are Now (Archer Prolongs Case Again) and How We Got There (Interview With Michael Josephson)

Elizabeth English and Archer Board Refuse to Accept Arbitrator’s Decision, Ask Court for Additional Hearings Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face . . . At the direction of Archer Head of School, Elizabeth English and the Archer Board, a small army of lawyers launched a money-is-no-object, scorched earth strategy to force the Josephsons out of court …

Loose Ends: All Josephson family banned from campus

All Josephson family banned from campus: “No member of Josephson family will be permitted to attend any School events as a guest of another student, including this Saturday’s graduation.  Any attempt by any member of the Josephson family to enter the premises of The Archer School for Girls will be trespassing and will result in their removal from the premises …

SECRETS & LIES: What Archer is not telling parents about the Archer Forward expansion project

[Since 2011, Elizabeth English, with support of the Board of Trustees, has been promoting to donors, parents and students the benefits of an ambitious, but doomed from the start, $70 million five-year campus expansion plan. (West Side Today, 12/9/15 http://westsidetoday.com/2014/12/09/l-planning-commission-holds-first-four-public-hearings-archer-school-girls-expansion/). The Archer expansion project has been a central objective of the Board and Ms. English for years and she has worked very …

Comparing the Archer Board of Trustees and Marlborough’s Board

The commentary, Tale of Two Schools reveals the dramatically different responses of the Archer Board and Head of School to charges of impropriety and the approach taken by the Archer Board of Trustees. While the Marlborough Board conscientiously fulfilled its legal and ethical responsibilities by investigating fully and issuing a public report as did the head of school by voluntarily resigning, Archer’s Board  ignored …

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 …

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!