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Opening Arguments

Village idiots

If a public education is supposed to be a collaborative effort between parents and the society at large (and some of us still hold on to this belief), what are we to make of this ruling, which basically tells parents they have no say in the matter?

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."

Because the case is about sex, I think a lot of people will overlook the deeper, more troubling implications. I think this critic is not overly alarmist:

"What the court did here is declare parenthood unconstitutional. It's long been the liberal view that it takes a village to raise a child