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    Filed at 5:41 pm under by dcobranchi

    This would all be so easy if the government weren’t involved in education:

    Who’s authorized to send fliers, invitations, meeting notices, newsletters and other printed materials home from school in those ubiquitous backpacks? And what materials are allowable in what might be called the Backpack Express?

    …Late last month, the Montgomery school board voted to reserve the Backpack Express for government agencies, PTAs, day care centers, sports leagues and the school system itself.

    But that decision shut out the Boy Scouts, which is threatening legal action. Montgomery is bracing for “a few more rounds” of litigation, according to one of its lawyers, and the question of access to backpacks has become one of the most hotly debated in years in a county that loves nothing better than a good argument over First Amendment rights.

    Private schools can discriminate at will.

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