Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Lawsuit, Office of Civil Rights, Dyscalculia
Posted by justfoundout on May 09 2012 12:38 PM
Yes, Palmert,... a civil rights lawyer does sound like one good possible choice.
I got some information last week that supports your idea of going to the civil rights people. The Federal government has cut Pell Grant back from 12 full semesters (for a 4-year degree) to only 9 full semesters. This means that for all dyscalculic people, those extra attempts at math classes add up to extra semesters, causing us to run out of funding before we can get our degree. If you have not been receiving Pell Grant, then this wouldn't be one of your arguing points, but if you have been receiving Pell Grant, then your college has been making you fritter away the goverment funding on the basis that you haven't made a 'good faith effort'. Where is their 'good faith effort' to understand your LD and the cost of their decisions to you, the cost of their decision to the federal government, and the cost to society in general?,... since no one will be benefiting from your future contribution to society if they don't let you graduate. - jus'
Edited by justfoundout on May 09 2012 10:33 PM