Courts Hit Parents With Triple Whammy

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  1. poncho

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    by Phyllis Schlafly Dec. 21, 2005

    Federal judges have just hit parents with a triple-whammy. Two appellate courts held that parents have no right to stop offensive, privacy-invading interrogation of their own children in public schools, and in a third case the Supreme Court indicated that it is not going to do anything to protect parents' rights concerning schools.

    It has become painfully clear that many courts have adopted the notion that the "village" (i.e., in these cases, the schools) should raise children. Judges prefer to side with schools and against parents.

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    Phyllis Schlafly 's conclusions are flat wrong. She contends that a multiple choice answer on a questionnaire gives "students the false impression that casual use of cocaine is common and acceptable.". That claim wasn't even a part of the suit. The lawsuit claimed that parental rights were violated. However, since the parents were notified prior to the questionnaire being administered, and since the questionnaire was voluntary, the court dismissed the claim (Schlafly in her commentary doesn't even touch on that).

    Schlafly 's comment about the Supreme Court was equally wrong. SCOTUS declined to review the Crowley v. McKinney case because there was cause for it to hear the case.
     
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    I am speechless, which is just as well. These courts :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: have gone too far.
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    Not really, faithgirl. In the commentary by Phyllis Schlafly in the OP, Schlafly misrepresents the cases mentioned.
     
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    She did not misrepresent the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court:

    The Ninth Circuit went even further, marking the school door as the line where parents' rights end and the "village" takes over. In Fields v. Palmdale School District in November, the judges ruled that the right of parents "does not extend beyond the threshold of the school door."
     
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    Again, don't freak out. These judges are not the final say. They can be appealed and overturned.

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    This is the same ruling - Schlafly is just getting on the bandwagon.
     

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