One of my biggest criticisms of the public school system is that many schools aren't able to handle diversity of students. The solution, for example, to kids with ADD/ADHD is to drug them up, rather than teach in a way that is more relevant to them.
But this story has to take the cake.
Most high school students eagerly await the day they pass driver's education class. But 16-year-old Mayra Ramirez is indifferent about it.
Ramirez is blind, yet she and dozens of other visually impaired sophomores in Chicago schools are required to pass a written rules-of-the-road exam in order to graduate — a rule they say takes time away from subjects they might actually use.
Given that these students are BLIND, shouldn't the schools already have someone who makes sure they can provide a curriculum that better meets the student's needs? I'm just asking.