Paul, Weiss obtained a significant victory on behalf of New York
City charter schools in New York State Supreme Court when Justice
Barbara Jaffe dismissed a complaint filed against the Board of
Education (BOE) by a group of parents of public school students.
Plaintiffs sought to require the BOE to collect approximately $100
million in rent from charter schools that are currently permitted
to use BOE facilities for free, and they also challenged certain
funding practices as violative of the right to a sound basic
education under the New York State constitution. A group of charter
schools, including Paul, Weiss clients Harlem Success Academies 1
and 4, intervened as defendants.