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Father wants school refund

Many people think that shelling out the money for a private school instead of sending their kids to public school means they'll get a better education and end up better off. Of course, that's not always the case. For one father in Australia, whose tw...

Court supports school's diversity curriculum

There is some good and bad news coming from a circuit Court of Appeals in Massachusetts. First, the bad news: it appears I can't complain about my son bringing home a book called "Angel Hide and Seek" when we don't believe in angels. Now the good new...

Law lets boys and girls share locker rooms?

When I was in college, I had a locker in the women's locker room for a few semesters. No, I wasn't a cross-dresser nor have I since had a sex change operation. I was one of the more advanced fencers and, as such, had a locker at the top of the stairs...

Texas moment of silence challenged

Did you know that in Texas, the state mandates that schools observe a minute of silence each day? I didn't. Although they don't specify an intended purpose, it's pretty clear that it is intended to be used for prayer. At least, that's the contention ...

Are there fresh thoughts in parenting?

I don't know whether it made headlines outside of Canada, but in the last few weeks, popular author and controversial news columnist Rebecca Eckler has been in the news for her lawsuit against the movie Knocked Up. Eckler (who is also a Mommy blogger...

Principal sues teens over fake MySpace page

Earlier, I wrote about the case of a student who got in trouble for comments posted to a fake MySpace website purportedly belonging to her school principal. Now our sister site, The Download Squad, is reporting on a similar case in Western Pennsylvan...

Would you sue over a botched abortion?

What if you decided to have an abortion? What if you went to the doctor, had the procedure done, only for it not to work? This happened to one Massachusetts woman, who said she had the abortion in 2004 for financial reasons. Obviously, the abortion d...

MySpace vindicated in case of sexual predator

I don't know from MySpace. When you get to be my age, there are just some things you don't get, I guess. It seems a thirteen-year-old girl from Texas set up a MySpace account claiming to be 18. She met up with a nineteen-year-old man for dinner and a...

Anna Nicole Smith has died

Anna Nicole Smith, reality star, model, and mother, was pronounced dead earlier today at the age of 39. Though details of this story are still developing, it seems that Smith was either found unconscious in her hotel room or had collapsed at the Semi...

Cop makes teen do topless jumping jacks, teen gets $35K in lawsuit

Officer Shawn Patrick Shields found a 16 year-old girl making out with her 19 year-old boyfriend in a parked car. His next move was to force the teenage minor to perform topless jumping jacks, while he watched with the aid of his flashlight. Classy...

Mom sues over yearbook photo

This week's "Mom sues school over something completely asinine" story is brought to you by a mother in Rhode Island. A 17-year-old boy submitted a picture of himself dressed as a medieval warrior, complete with sword, for his high school's yearbook....

Wal-mart sued over shopping cart accident

Remember when, a few months ago, I wrote about the dangers of shopping carts? How 24,000 kids were injured in shopping-cart-related accidents last year alone? Well, there's one family in Florida that understands that all too well. The Castillo family...

Breakfast at Tiffany's case reaffirms right to breastfeed

In what I would call an excellent legal decision, Superior Court Judge Burrell Ives Humphreys ruled that Rosa Almond does indeed have legal basis to sue Tiffany's, the upscale jewelry and home accessories retailer, for having been told to go to the b...

Free Speech trumps video game prudishness

Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana signed a new law last June that would have outlawed selling video games to minors that appealed to a "morbid interest in violence" or depicted violence that is "patently offensive," according to community standar...

Mother dies when 911 call goes unanswered

We've brought you stories of young children taking quick action to save the lives of ailing caregivers by calling 911 or performing CPR. Usually their calls for help are answered promptly, but not for Sherrill Turner. Turner's 5-year-old son called 9...

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