Morning Round-up July 14, 2006

School Cellphone Ban Violates Rights of Parents, Lawsuit Says NYT
Ms. Colon is one of eight parents - along with a citywide parent association - who filed a lawsuit yesterday against Mayor Michael R. BLoomberg, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein and the city's Department of Education, seeking to overturn the city's rule banning students from carrying cellphones in schools.

Suit expands voucher debate Philadelphia Inquirer
If successful, Crawford v. Davy could let parents use the money public schools normally spend on their children's education to send them to any school, public or private, regardless of geography or religious affiliation.

Advisory Panel Issues L.A. Schools Reform Reccommendations at Odds With Mayor's Plan LA Times
A little watched commission exploring reforms to the public school system formally agreed Thursday to a set of sweeping recommendations, including allowing the school board to keep certain actions that the mayor is trying to take over.


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