TheKingintheNorth wrote:people who complain about this are the same people who complain about URM's "taking their spots."
Be lucky your biggest problems in life aren't that the fucking letters on the page look backwards, cerebral palsy, or crippling academic anxiety (of which the only effective treatment usually involves medication that slightly but demonstrably impacts things like typing/writing and memory).
uvahooo wrote:jeez this thread is full of hate.
Okay, I get it. However, I was a teacher at an elementary school for two years before law school (teach for america baby). Learning disabilities do exist and they hamper the way someone learns in VERY extreme ways. Granted, i think it's crack if you abuse the system. But, are you willing to take away "special tools" for the learning disabled b/c some people abuse the system?
I'm not necessarily against the policy, but I think the empathy argument is a little misguided. What's the difference between providing extra time to someone with ADHD and providing extra time to someone who is innately less intelligence (e.g., has a lower IQ)? Most of our traits are innate and out of our control, yet most systems are still merit-based. In short, life isn't fair.