ACLU Doing Something Right?
I have long been a critic of the ACLU, often referring to them as the American Communist Lawyer’s Union or the Anti-Christian Lawyer’s Union. But every once in a while, they actually seem to do something right.
In one of those rare instances of doing something right, the ACLU has filed a class action lawsuit against the Highland Park School district and the state of Michigan for violating the ‘right to read’ of over 1,000 students. The lawsuit cites the Michigan Constitution that defines education as being an important function of the state government. The lawsuit also cites a Michigan state law which reads:
“A pupil who does not score satisfactorily on the 4th or 7th grade reading test shall be provided special assistance reasonably expected to enable the pupil to bring his or her reading skills to grade level within 12 months.” Kary Moss, executive director of the ACLU in Michigan issued a written statement about the case in which he stated:
“A child who cannot read will be disenfranchised in our society and economy for a lifetime.”
Perhaps a large part of the parenting problem lies with the fact that of the 6200 households listed in Highland Park, only 17% of them are married couples still living together. In other words, over 80% of the households in the area are broken or dysfunctional homes. In many instances, there is less parental involvement in a child’s education when the home consists of only one parent.
The moral degradation of society and the family structure is all too evident in Highland Park and the results are affecting the next generation. Until these issues are addressed and reversed, the ACLU, Highland Park School District and the Michigan Department of Education are going to have a difficult time improving the reading skills of kids who just don’t care to learn, because nobody else cares about them either.
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