Activist courst are becoming a malignancy that refuses to respond to constitutional chemotherapy.
The latest ruling by the 9th Circuit (proud winner of 2003’s “idiot of the year” award) validates the ongoing effort to make public schools nothing more than reeducation camps where kids are indoctrinated and subjected to various perversion, and if parents object, so what?
One of the most activist courts in the land, California’s 9th Circuit, upheld a lower court ruling and threw out a lawsuit brought by parents against a school district that distributed surveys to students which contained frank questions on sexual issues.
The survey was given to first, third, and fifth graders, and the questions were of a nature that, were they asked by anybody but “professional educators”, the questioner would have been jailed as a suspected pedophile.
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit concluded the following:
“There is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children…Parents have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools as to the information to which their children will be exposed while enrolled as students.”
If that “It takes an NEA village” tripe doesn’t make you pull your child out of public schools, nothing will. Talk show host, syndicated columnist, and a cohort at WorldNetDaily, Kevin McCullough, also points out that this is more of a reason than ever to start leaning on the senate to confirm Samuel Alito.
Of course it’s also impossible to have a discussion about the continued breakdown of schools and courts without talking about home schooling.
It’s hilarious indeed when one of the arguments against homeschooling by public school advocates is that most parents are “not qualified” to teach their kids the three R’s.
With that in mind, take a trip to some public schools and take a gander at some of the morbidly obese gym instructors who the NEA considers “qualified” to teach Phys. Ed. Why should we doubt that the Sex Ed. teacher, or any other instructor in any other subject, could be equally as “qualified” in the comic NEA definition of the word?
To boil down the 9th Circuit decision, it’s basically an “eminent domain” ruling over children’s genitalia. Scary indeed.
Turn the tables on the Court though, and all of a sudden parents would have more say. What do I man? Well, let’s assume there’s some school under the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit that is very conservative in its sexual teachings.
Some nosy, whiny, liberal doorknob polisher comes along and thinks that there should be a “Necrophelia 101” class. I’ll bet next months mortgage payment that all of a sudden the 9th Circuit would rule that parents should have a say in kids’ sex education.
My final question is this: If parents are excluded in all aspects of their children’s education, wouldn’t that exclusion make “public” schools in reality “private” schools?
If so, could therein lie a way around this wacky 9th Circuit ruling, which mentions nothing of private schools? Sure that’s a stretch, but after observing the 9th Circuit’s rulings over the years, major stretching is allowed.
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