Skelton: Protect California's students from illegal fees

August 06, 2012

Even though a California Supreme Court ruling should have guaranteed equal educational opportunity, some K-12 students are still being gouged by illegal fees. George Skelton writes in Monday's column that new legislation and a lawsuit could help end that.

These fees can be charged for field trips, textbooks and art classes, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California says the state hasn't done enough to protect students.