Friday, November 04, 2005

'NO FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT'

That's for you, parents, when it comes to your child's sexual education and, quite frankly, just about anything else, according to California's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling, in response to a suit by concerned parents, is breathtaking in WorldNetDaily: Court: It doesits assertions:
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday against parents who sued their local school district after their elementary-age children were given a sexually charged survey, saying there is "no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children."

The three-judge panel of the full court further ruled that 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."


That last line is a nice one. Decisions not to enroll are looking better all the time. But the fact is if a court can say this then the fact is parents have no rights that extend beyond the convenience and agenda of the state. Be afraid.

2 comments:

Jordana said...

Forgive me a quibble -- the Ninth Circuit is not just California's, but covers Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada and Montana. Guam as well, I think.

proudconservative said...

My school superintendent repeatedly claims that public education is under attack. If that is true is it any wonder? As if the the state schools had not been empowered sufficiently to indoctrinate the children with the state's agenda, along comes this court decision, so brazenly worded that anyone can see how it really is.