Policies will have to be changed!!!! well deserved?
Answer by mommy2mason529 at 10:27 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:24 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Equality and fairness is important, but one teen disrupted the entire school and budget over a girlfriend and an extra curricular activity. She got what she wanted, but how many children are going to pay for it ~ and how is THAT fair? Answer by Farmlady09
I completely agree. I don't really consider this a win for anyone. Sure, it's a monetary hit to the school system, but what do we really learn from this? I don't think forcing the school to pay monies to cover attorney fees will promote tolerance or acceptance. This is nothing but a win only for the attorneys, IMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:34 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
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I agree that it's a shame that a struggling school district now has to pay such a large sum in legal fees. Sadly, this could have been avoided had the school district recognized how their policies were discriminatory. Really, they're just paying for their mistakes, like the rest of us do. Hopefully, other school districts will understand that discrimination is wrong, and ensure that they respect equal rights for all students, and there won't be any more law suits like the one Constance had to file. That's what these law suits are really all about--respecting and promoting equal rights.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:54 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:02 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Again, Farmlady, this was an issue of equal rights. What kind of lesson is it to teach about our Constitution and the Bill of Rights, to teach about the Civil Rights Movement, and then ignore it all to discriminate against one of their own students? What the school did was wrong. What the school did was illegal. If this wasn't pursued, then it would happen again, and again, and make it the standard practice. The wound was exposed and treated. Hopefully it will heal, and the school will take the necessary steps to ensure that this kind of thing doesn't happen again. So, again, it was not the student's fault. It was the school's. They chose to discriminate, and they paid the consequences for it. They knew what they were doing. Schools districts have attorneys. They made a choice, and that choice cost the school money. It wasn't Constance, it was the school.
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:37 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by Soniam301 at 10:25 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Ysk, do you have a suggestion as to how this could have been handled better? The lawsuit wasn't about cancelling the prom, it was because the school was telling Constance that she would be removed from the prom if she brought her date. That's discrimination, and discrimination is illegal. Should she have backed down, and let this cycle of discrimination continue? Should she have kept quiet to appease those who disapprove of gays and lesbians? The Civil Rights Movement started with similar events. Should Rosa Parks have given up her seat to avoid causing "trouble"? What do you think would have been the right way to handle this?
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:10 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 11:29 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 12:30 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
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