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Peter W. v. San Francisco Unified School District

California Court of Appeals
60 Cal. App. 3d 814 (1976)


Facts

Peter W. (plaintiff) was a student in the San Francisco Unified School District (the school) (defendant). Peter alleged that he had a reading disability and that the school permitted him to advance from each grade without achieving necessary skills. Peter also alleged that the school allowed him to graduate with only a fifth-grade reading level. Peter alleged that this caused a loss of earning capacity, because he was unqualified for any employment other than manual labor. Peter sued the school, alleging that the school was negligent in failing to properly educate him. The trial court dismissed the complaint, and Peter appealed to the California Court of Appeals.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Rattigan, J.)

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