WASHINGTON -- Students with disabilities must be given a fair shot to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues, the Education Department says. Disabled students who want to play for their school could join traditional teams if officials can make "reasonable modifications" to accommodate them. If those adjustments would fundamentally alter a sport or give the student an advantage, the department is directing the school to create parallel athletic programs that have comparable standing to traditional programs. "Sports can provide invaluable lessons in discipline, selflessness, passion and courage, and this guidance will help schools ensure
Today´s liberal lesson in ´selflessness´: create bogus teams so that selfish liberals can undermine another traditional institution.
The view is quite hazy frm the ivory tower so these utopians may not know that sports teams are expensive. Lack of funding forces them to pay for travel, uniforms, etc. Facilities are usually booked solid due to that other liberal debacle known as Title IX. And who will coach the wheelchair pole vault team?
As usual the feel-goodism fails to take reality Into account.
In the school district where I live, all sports and other extra curricular activities were lost for one year due to budget issues. This ruling could kill them permanently. What school district could afford this? I think the Dept. of Ed did this not to be inclusive but to be intentionally destructive.
The Dept of Education does not educate anyone, it is a bureaucratic organization that basically does nothing but disrupt the education of our children and cause more paperwork. It is a negative organization, everything it does makes education worse and cost more. Time to totally get rid of this and many other Departments as they provide no value!
Now that this is settled, I suggest the Bureaucrats be made to be practice dummies, ball fetchers, second base bags and a host of useful things. Now the disabled kids will have bureaucrats doing something productive and they can schwack the heads of bureaucrats and call it T-Ball!
School districts already spend more on Special Ed students than they do on regular students. They pay the teachers the same but the SE teachers only teach 1-8 students per day. We have one teacher who pushes a SP student from class to class and takes notes for him. She gets paid the same as any other teacher. SE teachers will have maybe 5 students and will get a paid aide. Regular teachers do not get aides and teach upwards of 130 students per day. This is stupid.
When I was in school here in MA, kennedy was potus and they concentrated on physical fitness. We also had a very well-equipped gym. Now, come forward 35 years, in that same town, and my son had almost no gym equipment in these same schools and their gym time was frequently spent standing with their backs to the walls, talking. This in a middle-income suburb of boston, ma. They couldn´t even offer my child who had no disabilities, an exercise regime. Liberals! Useless bunch of creatures.
Isn´t it Article 9 (demanding the Left´s view of gender equality) that has eliminated many men´s sports in colleges? The should do something similar in high school sports if a federal judge agrees with the Little Dictator´s bureaucracy.
Well if Ben Bernanke will continue printing $40 billion a week and the Chinese will continue to loan us money I don´t see a problem with spending the billions it would take to implement this lunacy, do you?
I´m thinking some of the dudes in the Dept. of Edumacation must have ridden the short bus some time ago. W. T. H. !
My DH had construction company at one time and eventually wandered into school renovation. One of his jobs was to take a room in the school, totally tile it and make it a place for the wheelchair student to be taken - a few times a day - for a complete washdown and then be returned to class (with aide). Cost about $300,000. Student moves through that school and guess what he needs at the next school. And the next school. In the meantime we were donating boxes of copier paper to our grandson´s classes because he was bringing home papers that had been copied on used paper.
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