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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Salty, Mar 13, 2010.
Can the ACLU force to school to reinstate the prom?
In a logical world - I don't see how.
Proms are extacurricular activities - not educational requirements.
Of course this is not a logical world and it is conceivable that some judge could order the district to reinstate the prom and make this girl and her date the court Queen and Queen.
The school should always have the choice of cancelling an event which it believes could endanger or target individual or group safety or create a disruption.
That it has a policy regarding same s^x dating is another and separate issue.
But if the public schools were never involved in so much s(x education except in classes of health, or biology, or home-ec, maybe they wouldn't be forced into decisions which acknowledge that kids under 18 are engaging in this behavior.
And if the feds were removed from state and local funding of education...... perhaps the people could take back the controls of what is taught in their schools and what the community is and is not willing to support and fund. It might even be possible for local decisions to privatize all local schools, and fund them through 'vouchers' from the local school tax dollars, which give both parents and students and the community a greater say as to quality, values taught, and policies. .......Just some ideas.....wondering on alternatives.
Targus and Windcather
Different points - but both excellent observations :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
As was said...the quick answer is no, they can't be forced to re-instate.
But since so many judges and courtrooms have agendas (and since the ACLU is nothing but an agenda), they could very well come up with some convoluted reasoning.
If I were a school official, and the "you must have a prom" ruling came down, my biggest temptation would be avoiding profanity as I would then tell them what I thought of their ruling, not to mention their intelligence.
Okay, we will schedule it for september