A Rhode Island mother who was billed $74,000 for trying to review a school curriculum told “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday that schools are “stonewalling parents with exorbitant prices” for public information that taxpayers already paid for.
“I received an estimate for, say, $80 for information that I requested,” Nicole Solas said. “And then when I requested similar information, a month later, the price skyrocketed to $2,600. So schools will charge you whatever price they want to charge you. So that way you're not going to know what your kids are learning in school.”
Solas argued that public information is not public if it cost money to obtain it and that schools are trying to create “barriers” to make it accessible.