News out of Fort Worth Texas this morning as I find this story pretty amazing when I think about it.
A high school volleyball coach is actually getting sued because the coach is asking the player to get a doctor’s permission slip to play volleyball?
Mackenzie McCollum, 17, a senior at Arlington Heights High School, filed a civil-rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, said Lara Kaufman, the girl’s attorney.
Kaufmann, an attorney with the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., said the district violated Title IX, the landmark law passed in 1972 aimed at ending sex-based discrimination in public schools.
“They can’t just categorically exclude students who are pregnant,” Kaufmann said. “They need to treat everyone the same.”
Asked if they plan to file a lawsuit, Kaufman said she could not comment.
So instead of learning about space exploration or whatever they teach in high school now, it’s all about making sure a kid gets their rights because they were silly enough to get pregnant in high school and wants to play volleyball. Ridiculous.
I think the coach did the right thing, but that’s just my opinion. Running steps for a pregnant kid can be dangerous you know.