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Multiple states sue Obama administration to protect student privacy, prevent lawless federal overreach

Texas and multiple other states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s directive to public schools that would force students of the opposite sex to share rooms on overnight school trips and undress in the same locker room.
Published On: 10/18/2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek regarding Texas and multiple other states filing a lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s directive to public schools that would force students of the opposite sex to share rooms on overnight school trips and undress in the same locker room:

“Schools have an obligation to protect the privacy and dignity of all students. Teachers and administrators responsible for the children in their care should be the ones crafting solutions for their students, not the federal government. The Obama Administration cannot unilaterally redefine federal law to serve its own political ends and lawlessly impose its will on local schools. The bottom line is that students should not be forced to undress in the same locker rooms and share rooms on overnight trips with students of the opposite sex. The Obama Administration exceeded its authority in threatening local schools that choose to protect children’s privacy. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the growing number of states across the country who have joined him are to be commended for exercising common sense and not putting a price tag on the privacy and safety of the children in their schools. Americans should be thankful we have school districts and states who are not capitulating to the bullying of a federal government that is out-of-step and out-of-touch with the American people.”

  • Pronunciation guide: Fiedorek (Fuh-DOHR’-eck)

 

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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