Chris Moss vs. Dr. Terry Preece and the Edgewoord Unified School District


May it please the court, counsel: My name is Zach Keeton and along
with my co-counsel Chad Miller and Eric Page , we represent Mr. Chris Moss in
this case. Your honor this is the case of Chris Moss Vs. Dr. Terry Preece and
the Edgewood Unified School District.

The evidence will show that Chris is part way through 12th grade, and in
fact he can\'t even read. Your honor this is very alarming to us because of one
simple fact: Chris has never failed one of his reading class.

The evidence will show that there was educational malpractice in this
case. We will also show that the Edgewood School district has a set of guide
lines which is passed down from the state of Independence. The guide lines are
better known as statutes. They state: 1. Each school shall develop proficiency
standards which shall include reading comprehension, writing and computation
skills in the English language, necessary to success in school and LIFE
experiences. 2. The competent educator shall use or promote the use of
appropriate diagnostic techniques to analyze the needs and potential of
individuals. 3. Each competent administrator shall support the process of
learning by providing appropriate and reasonable materials and equipment and by
making reasonable assignments and tasks. These are applicable laws that are
supposed to met by all the school district in the state of Independence,
including the Edgewood School District.

Through evidence which the court will hear today, we will prove that Dr.
Terry Preece , the school superintendend made it a point to pass all of the
students in his school district whenever possible.

On the other hand we will call 3 witness to testify during the course of
this case. The first witness which we will call is Chris himself. He will
state that he has problems reading a simple restaurant menu. What again alarms
us about this fact is that Chris passed his 11th grade reading class with no
grade lower than a C. The second witness which we call is Dr. Daniel Stein.
She will show that Chris could have learned these skills if in fact he had been
properly taught. Our third witness is Mr. Raye Payne. He will say that he
feels that Chris can\'t handle a simple mailroom job at his law firm.

The testimony that you will hear today we will show that the Edgewood
School District is in fact at fault for Chris\'s problems. We will show that the
school district has a duty to educate people like Chris Moss. The people that
are at a disadvantage. Your honor it is easy to educate a stduent with a
natural talent, but the real challenge lies with trying to educate the people
like Chris Moss, the people who are average in intelligent, but below average
with the basic reading and writing skills.

My client is suing Dr. Terry Preece and the Edgewood unified School
district for $20,000 to cover a private tutor and court costs. My client is
also asking that the school district develop a program so that students that
graduate after him will have basic reading and writing skills. This program
will benefit the future students at the Edgewood schools in a way that the
students will not have to go through the embarrassment and the suffering that my
client is going though.

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