Saturday, March 6, 2021

Transgender teacher claims discrimination at NYC’s Speyer Legacy School

She was hired to diversify a “progressive” private school, but a transgender teacher claims she faced months of rampant discrimination — culminating in a witchhunt by parents who claimed she was endangering kids in school bathrooms.

In a lawsuit, the educator says her time at Speyer Legacy School, which was co-founded by Harry Belafonte’s daughter-in-law and costs $54,000 a year, was a “living nightmare” of discrimination.

“Her goal is to ensure that no other transgender teachers at that school, or any school, will have to endure the emotional distress of giving their all for the children while being subjected to harassment for being true to themselves,” said Daniels’ attorney, Jillian Weiss.

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