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balance San Diego City Schools.

The sequel, Liberate Public Schools from Government by Lawsuit, titles the solution sought by parents opposing continuing racial balancing of their children in Carlin-type lawsuits. The sequel presents, chronologically, the constitutional opposition proffered in the Carlin class action to “desegregation” orders before-during-and-after imposition of them.

This Handbook adapts those books for parents dedicated to local control of public education, especially those long deprived of a meaningful voice in the school assignments of their children by reason of “desegregation” class actions versus their boards of education. The Handbook reports the challenges met by San Diego parents, in gaining legal representation, in intervening, and in asserting their constitutional rights in such a class action — Carlin v. Board of Education — over a period of 17-plus years. And, finally, they gained termination of the lawsuit over the opposition of both the Carlin Plaintiffs and Defendant Board.

  1. Challenge One initiates the San Diego parental amici curiae, challenge to “busing,” as real parties in interest, entitled to intervene in the Carlin class action versus their school board.
  2. Challenge Two continues the San Diego parental challenge to “busing,” as intervenors in Carlin v. Board of Education.
  3. Challenge Three reflects the San Diego parental amici curiae support of the challenge in Freeman v. Pitts by school officials to a busing order, adversely affecting similarly situated parents, by an intermediate appellate court.
  4. Challenge Four records the continuing San Diego parental challenge to “Carlin” court assignment of their children, toward restoring local control of their public schools.
  5. Challenge Five relates the San Diego parental challenge to perpetual “Carlin” court assignment of pupils, to restore local control according to the Constitution.
  6. Challenge Six asserts that other parents can likewise challenge court assignment of pupils similarly occurring in their school districts, to restore local control according to the Constitution.

The Handbook concludes with the means available for parental challenges toward restoring local control — particularly as to assignment of their children — in districts where it has long been absent because of “desegregation” class actions against school boards. Next




Carlin v. Board of Education, San Diego Unified School District,
San Diego Superior Court No. 303800 (1967-1998)
San Diego, California


Freeman v. Pitts, 503 U.S. 467, 112 S.Ct. 1430 (1992)
DeKalb County School System (DCSS),
DeKalb County, Georgia


Board of Education v. Superior Court, 61 Cal.App.4th 411 (Feb.1998)
[conclusion of Carlin v. Board of Education]
San Diego, California


Handbook: Foreword, pages v - ix —

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Parental Handbook
For Parents Dedicated to Local Control
of Public Education of Children
According to the Constitution
by Elmer Enstrom, Jr.
Challenges of the 30-year Carlin affirmative action lawsuit:
an exemplar of citizens reasserting Constitutional rights.
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