The Calvary Chapel Christian School of Murietta, California will be tentativelyÂ allowed to file a lawsuit against the University of California.Â This action may be of interest to some homeschooling families because the problem is textbooks, namely those from Bob Jones University and A Beka (see PDF-page 23 of the initial complaint).Â
The University has, according to the initial complaint, stated that, … “biology courses that rely on texts from both Bob Jones University Press and A Beka Books and physics courses that rely on the text from Bob Jones University Press will no longer be approved to meet the ‘d’ lab science requirement …”Â Other objections from the University were to the English course which uses an anthology rather than entire texts, “Christianity and Morality in American Literature,” (PDF-page 32), and a social science course, “Special Providence: American Government.”Â (PDF-page 34)Â From other reports it appears that the University’s main objection is that the texts are used as primary instructional materials.Â
- The Press Enterprise, Riverside, California, 28 June 2006, Judge tentatively rules Christian students can sue UC systemÂ Â Â Â
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero tentatively decided Tuesday that the students from Calvary Chapel Christian School in Murietta could pursue their claim that the UC system violated their free speech and discriminated against them.
At the same time, Otero expressed concern that no other schools had joined Calvary’s suit.
No Catholic, “Islamic or Jewish (schools) are part of the litigation,” Otero said during a hearing. “They seem to have students move through the (UC) system with no problem.”
A sampling of other articles on the lawsuit are:
- September 2005, University of California, UC Policies for High School Course ApprovalÂ
- 5 October 2005, UC Berkeley News, Â In the matter of Scripture v. scholarship
- 28 October 2005, Wall Street Journal:Â These Courses Are Condemned
- 20 November 2005, New York Times:Â University Is Accused of Bias Against Christian Schools
- 12 January 2006, USA Today, Christian school suing UC over college credits
- more are at:Â Google