Friday, August 11, 2006

Federal court: MCPS is violating the Constitution

Here's a great civics lesson for kids: Their school system, under Jerry Weast's direction, is violating the Constitution of the United States.

A federal appeals court has ruled that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) policy on distributing flyers for kids to take home is "unconstitutional because it gives school officials unlimited power to approve or reject materials."

"In the 20-page decision, the three-judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that the school system's policy governing flier distribution 'imposes no guidelines as to how MCPS should exercise this unlimited discretion. This unbridled discretion requires that we sustain the [plaintiff's] challenge to the policy,'" the Washington Post reports.