Latest news on the federal civil rights lawsuit that was brought by parent David Parker (and his wife and another couple) against the Lexington (Massachusetts) school district. Arguments were heard yesterday in Boston.
No parent vs. public school story would be complete without the requisite lawyerly mumbo jumbo: "John Davis, an attorney for Lexington school officials, argued in court Wednesday that teaching diversity is a 'legitimate state interest.' "
Now this 'Attorney Davis comment' is blunt (but, alas, true): "He said parents have the right to choose where to send their children to school, but if they decide to send them to public school they do not have a right to control the curriculum."
This page is the Parker and Wirthlin complaint. It's not a boring read, btw.