Saturday, September 18, 2010

Why I could never ACTUALLY go to law school...

...because I can't spend more than 4 minutes at a time reading things like this (despite my long-lasting love affair with "Law and Order" and subsequent interest in law):

"ADA mandates protections for people with disabilities in public and private-sector employment, all public services, and public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. The U.S. Department of Justice is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that these provisions are enforced on behalf of all people with disabilities. The intent of the ADA is to crate a "fair and level playing field" for eligible persons with disabilities. To do so, the law specifies that reasonable accommodations need to be made that take into account each person's needs resulting from his or his disabilities. As defined in law, the principal test for a a reasonable accommodation is its effectiveness: does the accommodation provide an opportunity for a person with a disability to achieve the same level of performance and to enjoy benefits equal to those of an average, similarly situated person without a disability?"

--excerpt from my Exceptional Students class textbook (The class is pretty interesting, but boy is the reading dull.)


Beckah said...

"Exceptional Students" class? What the crap is that?

Liz-a-nator said...

The more correct name of a basic "Special Ed" class. Not for me, but for me to learn the basics of how to teach it. Anyone majoring in secondary education at BYU-Idaho has to take it to know the ropes on dealing with students with disabilities. And the book is really really really boring.

Bidwell said...

Elementary and Early childhood education majors have to take a more advanced version of it. Joe took his thought it was hard then I took mine... Good luck it is hard stuff but very useful.

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Have a great day, and love you much! YES to coming out for Thanksgiving (I talked to Rebekah about it last night, too) and let's work out the details!