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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:00 PM
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Blind Students Forced To Pass Driver's Ed Written Exam (to graduate school
Blind Students Forced To Pass Driver's Ed Written Exam

POSTED: 1:16 pm EST March 10, 2006
UPDATED: 1:27 pm EST March 10, 2006

CHICAGO -- Mayra Ramirez thinks driver's ed is a waste of time.

And in her case, it is. She's blind.

But the 16-year-old and dozens of other visually-impaired sophomores are required to pass a written rules-of-the-road exam to graduate from Chicago schools.

Ramirez said she does the same work that the sighted students do in other classes. But driver's ed -- in her words -- "brought me down, because it reminds me of something I can't do."

http://www.local6.com/education/7882072/detail.html
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:07 PM
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1. Bureaucracy
means follow the rule no matter how stupid.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:15 PM
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2. I could imagine this would distress her
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 03:16 PM by kgfnally
beyond our knowledge of the meaning of the word.

Think, for a moment: you are required to take a course in something you will not- EVER- be able to do, JUST to get your diploma.

Psychological abuse is the base of a case against this school system.

edited to add: this seems like it should be a violation of the ADA. I just bet it's NOT.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:20 PM
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3. Maybe they should make all of the sighted students learn braille.
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