Every parent is told the trite phrase, “You are the best advocate for your child” but unfortunately, this is only true some of the time. Remember this: No matter how smart you are, no matter how right you are. No matter how well versed you are in the law; there are simply school districts that don’t care about how they educate your child. In fact, large law firms and other legal consultants who make their living by teaching school districts how avoid giving children services or to give the absolute minimum legally defensible service.
To add to insult to injury, the entire public school system has convinced almost every citizen of the United States that they have “no money”. This is one of the most widely believed urban legends ever. If any parent stands up for their kid publically, they are derided in the court of public opinion. It rarely occurs to the public to ask what laws the school district actually broke. Nor do they ask for an accounting of tax payer funds especially when districts pay tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to lawyers to fight cases that would have settled for a fraction of the cost. Dry Creek school district is a great example of this. To read the saga of Dry Creek, click here.