The (completely erroneous) interpretation of the Supreme Court decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, 551 U.S. 701 (2007), barring school redistricting on account of race, an interpretation being used by our school board to justify its plans to bus children around town, was provided by local resident Dick Blumenthal while he was Democrat Attorney General. You’ll hardly be surprised that Mr. Blumenthal sends his own children to private school: in fact, one of his daughters was this year’s valedictorian at Greenwich Academy. That’s a credit to her, although it is not unfair to speculate how she’d have performed at Hamilton Avenue, but certainly not any tribute to her duplicitous, hypocritical father.
Blumenthal is a man who lied about serving in Viet Nam, and even about such a trivial thing as being a member of the Harvard varsity swim team. We should destroy entire neighborhoods based on what he says is the true holding of the Parents Involved case? Better that our board sends him a speedo and a Viet Nam Veterans cap, thanks him for his advice, and forgets that he ever intruded on this matter.