The federal court of appeals in Boston recently threw out this case – brought by a man from my hometown, Lexington – with the court saying, “Public schools are not obliged to shield individual students from ideas which potentially are religiously offensive, particularly when the school imposes no requirement that the student agree with or affirm those ideas, or even participate in discussions about them.”
All I can say is rock on with your own bad self, federal appeals court. I am dreading putting my son into ANY public school for fear of the closed-mindedness I might find there.
p.s. This case is yet ANOTHER example of stupidity alive and well in Massachusetts.
Because of the continuing issues with tribe.net, I’ve decided to re-open FizzWhiz. So, hi!
It’s been an exciting few months. G learned to walk two weeks before his first birthday by randomly letting go of furniture while at a friend’s house and just…walking. We celebrated his first birthday by going apple picking again…this time I spent my time chasing after Gideon and didn’t have time to eat enough apples to make me sick.
Gideon has really blossomed in the last week – he knows a few dozen signs and about a dozen words (most of which are paired with signs). He is beginning to get over his separation anxiety, and seems to understand when we tell him things like “Mama’s in the shower” or “Aba’s at work.” In fact, every morning as he walks by our bedroom, he turns to me and signs, “Aba sleep?” Yes, I tell him, Aba’s sleeping.
That sweater I was talking about in my last post? I worked on it for a couple of months, and then stalled out when I couldn’t figure out how to do the arms and neck. I eventually figured that out, and now it’s sitting forlornly in my knitting pile, the stitches for one arm half picked up. I really need to get back to it, since I doubt it’ll fit G next year.
More later…time to clone.