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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Suing Students

I've posted about the litigiousness of our society before, but you really must read this to believe it. Students are suing over being passed over for valedictorian.
The single-valedictorian tradition is also being endangered by lawsuits. In 2003, Brian Delekta, who narrowly missed having the highest G.P.A. in his class, sued his school district, near Port Huron, Michigan, asking that he be credited with an A-plus, instead of an A, for a work-study class that he took at his mother’s law firm. (In addition, Delekta asked for a restraining order on the publication of class rankings.)
In another case that year, Blair Hornstine, a senior at Moorestown High School, in New Jersey, and the daughter of a New Jersey superior-court judge, sued the local board of education to be named the school’s sole valedictorian; she also asked for two hundred thousand dollars in compensatory damages and more than two million dollars in punitive damages.

I couldn't make this stuff up. Luckily, I don't even have to try.


Blogger Jack Steiner said...

I am not an advocate of corporal punishment but in this case they need a swift kick in the ass.

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Blogger Shifra said...

No kidding!
Well said.

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