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Drivers Ed. Required For The Blind

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df1

posted on Mar, 11 2006 @ 03:09 PM
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In many Illinois school districts blind students are required to pass drivers education classes, even though the state only requires that school districts have drivers education classes for those that want to take the classes with no state requirement for anyone. The spokesperson for the state department of education says it "defies logic".
 



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CHICAGO - 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.


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It would be interesting to see how the students of these school districts rank in academics. I wonder if these school districts also make the paraplegics participate in dodge ball?

[edit on 11-3-2006 by df1]

[edit on 11-3-2006 by df1]






 
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