Archive for July, 2010

Its over! Again.

July 25, 2010

 I have not posted anything since we won our case in Federal court. What you may have missed is that the school district appealed and the case wound up in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and was heard in December of 2009. We’ve been waiting since then.

On July 9th 2010 I got the phone call we had been waiting for. The 5th circuit court of appeals upheld the federal court ruling. 

http://www.aclu.org/religion-belief/fifth-circuit-upholds-religious-rights-american-indian-kindergartner

This case has already helped other children facing discrimination in heir schools and is sure to help many more. I had no idea it would last this long or be this difficult when I sent that first email to NISD’s administration in 2007. Hopefully this is the end for real this time.

A.A. has now finished the first grade and is heading into second when school starts again next month. He was on the A/B honor roll last year and there were no issues with his hair at school. He made lots of friends and is excited about being a second grader.