DISCORDANT NOTES

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Overprotective parents insisting that their offspring have a constitutional (if not divine) right to enjoy every aspect of school life can lead to some of the most frivolous lawsuits.

One involved a child and would-be trumpet player who was dismissed from the band.  The parents insisted it was unfair, unconstitutional even; that the dismissal was handed down without any due process.  As it turns out, the child had the opportunity to be heard, and he was heard – by the bandmaster; and by the principal; and by the Superintendent of School; and by the School Board itself.  Due process indeed!