Joanne (see blogroll at left) has a fascinating story about a parent who is suing the State of California to pay for her 14-year-old son's pre-med studies at UCLA. Her argument is that he's required to be in school until age 16, and that the state constitution guarantees a free and appropriate education to everyone up to age 16. The state says that he could go to a public high school if he wants a free education, seemingly ignoring the "special needs" of a boy who left school at age 7 to start junior college.
Incidentally, the UCLA tuition costs less than his school district would receive from the state if he attended K-12 public schools. I hope mom wins.