First response to the demand letter

May 31, 2001

May 31, 2001

Gerald Walpin, Esq. 575 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022-2585

RE: Thomas Sypniewski

Dear Mr. Walpin:

Your letter of May 29, 2001 to Peter Merluzzi has been referred to me for review and response. This matter has been placed on the Board’s Agenda for June 5th, the next Board Meeting, upon the conclusion

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Affirmative Action Again Facing a Court Test

May 21, 2001

By Charles Lane,

Washington Post, May 21, 2001

Another in a series of occasional articles On the issue of affirmative action in higher education, the conservative lawyers at the Center for Individual Rights are purists: Racial preferences, they say, are unfair, unconstitutional and should be abolished.

Over the last eight years, as the

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Key test today for government funding of faith-based entities

May 07, 2001

Federal court considers inclusion of Maryland religious college in state aid

Washington, D.C. – The constitutionality of government funding of religious entities was at issue today as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard argument on whether a Takoma Park, Maryland college can participate in a state aid

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For charitable choice

May 07, 2001

Federal money can co-exist with religious speech without violating the First Amendment

By Michael McDonald

National Review Online, May 7, 2001

The Left denounces it as a Republican pay-off to the Religious Right. The Right denounces it as a Trojan-horse attempt to regulate church-sponsored aid programs. In the middle stands President Bush, the

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‘Redneck’ student standing up for what’s right

April 28, 2001

In the past few weeks our family has been put in a situation shadowing racism. Two weeks ago, our son Thomas was suspended from Warren Hills Regional High School because he wore and refused to take off a “Jeff Foxworthy” T-shirt. On March 29, our family addressed the school board

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Secrets and lies

April 28, 2001

The most pernicious thing about racial preferences is the culture of concealment that they spawn

By Cathy Young, April 28, 2001

The fortunes of affirmative action seem to be at their lowest ebb since President Johnson first invoked the phrase 36 years ago, in an executive order banning discrimination in hiring. In

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School board defends suspension of student who wore ‘redneck’ shirt

April 21, 2001

By Jeff Diamant

Star-Ledger, April 21, 2001

The Warren Hills Regional Board of Education has upheld the three-day suspension of high school senior who was suspended last month for wearing, and refusing to take off, a shirt with the words “redneck sports fan” on it.

The student, Tom Sypniewski, had appealed his March

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Affirmative action’s bard

April 12, 2001

Is the University of Michigan’s Lee Bollinger the master of tragedy or farce?

By Carol Iannone

National Review, April 12, 2001

The National Association of Scholars has just released a study showing that racial diversity in a student body does not in itself carry educational benefits, contrary to the claims of affirmative action

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Racial Profiling In University Admissions

April 05, 2001

By Ann Coulter

Human Events Online, April 5, 2001

LAST WEEK, my old law firm won a spectacular court victory against my law school prohibiting it from engaging in racial discrimination in admissions. Thank heaven I’ve graduated. I don’t think I could take the piety and hysteria now engulfing the University of

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Freedom to a T!

April 02, 2001

Shirt doesn’t hold a thread of hate. Board needs to get back to business.

By the editors

Express-Times, April 2, 2001

The Warren Hills Regional School Board will set aside students’ academic achievement, discipline, the district’s budget and who knows what other high-priority matters Tuesday for something of vital importance: What one kid

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