The parents of two Queens students are joining Campbell Brown’s lawsuit to overturn New York’s tenure laws, the New York Post reports.
The parents say science teacher Richard Parlini abused their children. Parlini was allowed to continue teaching despite his use of corporal punishment uncovered by investigators.
The Department of Education confirmed cases of verbal abuse and corporal punishment.
[Parlini] was fined $2,500 and attended a training course.
Campbell Brown, founder of the Partnership for Educational Justice, said, "These two cases make it crystal clear that New York state’s teacher-discipline system is in desperate need of an overhaul."