Sunday, July 06, 2008

Coed's Parents File Suit in Oklahoma

Wagoner (Oklahoma) Public Schools have been sued by the parents of a sophomore female athlete, who allege that the schools are discriminating against female athletes by providing equipment, uniforms, facilities, and coaching that are inferior to the boys.'

According to the Muskogee Phoenix, the lawsuit "was filed by a University of Tulsa law professor and an associated Tennessee law firm on behalf of the Wagoner co-ed’s parents" (emphasis added). The fact that the local paper uses the word "coed" to refer to a female student surely underscores the importance of addressing sex discrimination in the local public schools. (In case it's not obvious, this blogger explains the problem with coed-as-a-noun far more articulately than I could.)

That law professor, by the way, has a pretty good track record -- 40-0, according to this story.