Friday, September 2, 2011

Your rights end at the door

In a recent article of the Fairfax (VA) Times [1], a school board candidate wrote, “some members of the School Board argued the school’s duty in loco parentis – to stand in the parent’s place – essentially means that parents’ rights over their children end at the school door. No parent in Fairfax County would agree.”
You probably wouldn’t agree, either. Unfortunately, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals already has. In its 2005 case Fields v. Palmdale [2], the court held that the parents’ fundamental right “does not exist beyond the threshold of the school door.” (Quoted from here)
We are fortunate that our kids' schools don't operate this way. But that doesn't mean it doesn't happen elsewhere. And it doesn't mean it can't happen to us in the future.

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Parents should raise our kids, not the schools, the courts, or the government.

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