Wednesday, September 22, 2004

WTF,O? You Gotta Sue For This???

So, only the bullies get access to the playground, or what? Was that the plan?

Boy With Disability Banned From Playground

FALMOUTH, Maine - What started as a playground spat between school officials and the parents of a child with autistic-like behavior could end up having repercussions for the way school districts treat children with neurological disorders.

The parents of 9-year-old Jan Rankowski are suing Falmouth school officials for banning their home-schooled son, who has Asperger's syndrome, from the town's public playground.

'This is going to help children across America,' said Charles Rankowski, Jan's father. 'Schools are going to realize they can't exclude a child because of a disability...'
I'd call the jackass school officials in this story "morons", but any such characterization would be doing a grave disservice to the Moron-American demographic.

What's up next? Leper colonies? Debtor prisons? Burqas? And on a related topic, is there any common sense left in this country? Discuss.