50. A School Girl Sues Her School
A straight-A student got a C in cooking
and didn't like it. She didn't like it
much that her dad filed a complaint in
court about it. He alleges that the teacher,
is white, discriminated against his daughter, who is
. He seeks to have her grade changed from
C to an A and asks for unspecified
Virginia Brown is in the ninth grade
Ashley High School. Since her first year in
, she has had perfect attendance and all her
have been A's. Virginia's father said her heart
broken when she got the C.
whole weekend," he said. "She wouldn't come out
her room. Her eyes were red and puffy.
little girl hasn’t been this upset since her
got run over by a car when she
6 years old."
Virginia is a model student.
's the class president. She's on the swim team,
volleyball team, and the track team. She belongs
the chess club. She is a member of
Girl Scouts and sings in her church choir.
home economics teacher is 28-year-old Jessica Smith. This
her first year teaching. Ms. Smith said that
was absolutely not the issue. “Some of my
friends are African-Americans," she said. “This isn’t a
and white problem. Everybody in America wants to
everybody else. I’m going to sue them for
of character and whatever else my lawyer comes
The school principal, who grew up in
, said that he supported Ms. Smith 100 percent.
said that Virginia is an excellent student who
have no problem getting into the best universities
with a C in cooking. “She won’t have
difficulty finding a great university, but she might
problems finding a husband,” he laughed. “She’d better
for a man who likes to eat out