High School Discrimination pt 2
At Morse's urging I dug deeper:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/01/07/BAGPD451UJ1.DTL
and it seems that quite a bit of abuse allegedly went on. I say allegedly because the school system settled out of court to save legal fees.
The six students got a total of $560,000 and the lawyers got the rest of the $1.1 million. (Now I can see why Morse is in law school ;-)) The school also training and meetings to its itinerary.
Now I know
the suit wasn't worth it. The students got a pittance for their pain and suffering. The lawyers got a chunk of change. The school, which admitted no guilt, added something to its program which cost the taxpayers more money and in all likelihood won't prevent the hatred.
It does make Kerry look better in my eyes though. If you want to make a change don't go through the courts. Take a stand and form a group that might make a lasting difference.
As a side note, I can't STAND the ACLU.