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
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...