Donald Folden Sr.’s frontal assault on the D.C. Board of Education over son Donald Folden Jr.’s loss in a controversial June election for student member to the board is over (“The Father Factor,” 8/3). Folden Sr. folded his hand when the D.C. Superior Court ruled that it didn’t have jurisdiction over the case and decided that it was a Court of Appeals matter. “I don’t think I’m going to bother [going to the Court of Appeals],” says Folden, citing his concern that any further campaigning against Assistant Superintendent Ralph Neal’s decision to redo the election in September will “put my son in harm’s way.” Young Donald is still on a summer exchange program in Brazil, so whether he will run again is unknown, but Neal says the new election is still on. Folden’s stance seems clear enough: “They can take that school board seat and stick it up their behind.” —Richard Byrne