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(NBC News)   Department of Education says kids with disabilities must have fair shot at playing sports. New York Jets salivating at the prospect   (usnews.nbcnews.com ) divider line 35
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2013-01-25 01:25:09 PM  
Did Diana Moon Glampers just take over the Department of Education?
 
2013-01-25 01:37:35 PM  
is buttfumbling a disability?
 
2013-01-25 01:39:05 PM  
Man, Tebow just can't catch a break.
 
2013-01-25 01:57:39 PM  
Um, as a gimp-

only if you can qualify for the team.

Otherwise, no.
 
2013-01-25 02:41:23 PM  
Great now not only will high school boys have to worry about being called a bully for beating the girl during a wrestling match now they have to watch her roll of the mat crying after she loses.
 
2013-01-25 02:50:44 PM  
Great now some poor kid is going to feel like an asshole for dunking on a kid in a wheelchair.
 
2013-01-25 03:09:21 PM  

SuperT: is buttfumbling a disability?


Came here for buttfumble. Leaving happy.
 
2013-01-25 03:10:29 PM  
 
2013-01-25 03:15:43 PM  
Not sure putting a kid in a wheelchair on the football field is going to do any favors to his injured spine/birth defects.

I have no problem with forcing able bodied athletes to compete with disabled athletes. I just don't want to hear any biatching about injuries.
 
2013-01-25 03:19:28 PM  
Dear world:

We are all equal. But we are not all the same. Not everyone gets to do everything. Them's the breaks.

Sincerely,

notthisshiatagain
 
2013-01-25 03:23:43 PM  
It's the kids with disabilities that makes "smear the queer" so fun  I guess they'll make tackle football or baseball just as fun. Imagine giving a tard the ole flying spikes while sliding into base.


/I keed I keed
 
2013-01-25 03:26:31 PM  
That kid with no arms can replace Sanchez.
 
2013-01-25 03:28:25 PM  
I'm not sure what good this will accomplish. I don't think there are enough disabled kids in a single school district with a desire to play certain competitive sports to field a full team of players. In my county alone you might be able to field at most 4 full teams from all the school districts combined.

/if they mean for kids who may have lost limbs and are not wheelchair bound, then it starts to make sense
 
2013-01-25 03:29:10 PM  
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2013-01-25 03:38:36 PM  

dittybopper: Did Diana Moon Glampers just take over the Department of Education?


slow clap for the Vonnegut reference
 
2013-01-25 03:38:56 PM  
A million lawyers just went "YIPEEEE" as we now get decades of lawsuits to suss out what "Reasonable changes" mean.... guess we can make these 12 year old text books last another couple years.
 
2013-01-25 03:51:00 PM  

Mugato: Great now some poor kid is going to feel like an asshole for dunking on a kid in a wheelchair.


Too bad. Next time he'll get off his lazy ass
 
2013-01-25 03:54:13 PM  

uncleacid: That kid with no arms can replace Sanchez.


Kenny Stabler was called the Snake because he had no arms or legs and he had a successful 14 year NFL career including winning Super Bowl XI.
 
2013-01-25 04:19:42 PM  
As a high school coach (softball), I'm getting a kick, etc...

but seriously, in what sport is any disabled kid going to be able to beat out an able bodied one? Track, maybe once in a great while when some Pistorius Jr. comes along? And as somebody upthread pointed out, how many disabled kids are enrolled in any one mainstream school or even district that would allow full teams of them to compete? The school I coach at has exactly none that I've seen around campus (700 kids +/-)...good intentions and all, but wholly unlikely to change anything.
 
2013-01-25 05:17:01 PM  
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2013-01-25 05:48:29 PM  

Scrotastic Method: Dear world:

We are all equal. But we are not all the same. Not everyone gets to do everything. Them's the breaks.

Sincerely,

notthisshiatagain


A thirtysomething down-on-himself friend of mine who's been through a run of shiat jobs recently called me and gave me the whole "I don't get what I'm doing wrong, you seem with it, why am I so farked up etc etc" speech. I told him that all he ahd to do was pick a goal, set his mind to it, and keep at it until he accomplished it, or something like it. In that vein, I said "So, if you could do anything in the world, have any job, get paid to be doing anything you wanted, what would it be?"

...

"A Major league baseball pitcher."

/facepalm
//told him to look into coaching a middle school/volunteer/rec team
 
2013-01-25 06:14:14 PM  
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Doin' just fine
 
2013-01-25 06:37:27 PM  
I'm only 5'10" and couldn't get on the basketball team. Does this mean that in the future the district will have to create special basketball teams for short people? Or if my kid is diagnosed with ADHD does that mean he automatically get on every varsity team because he is disabled?
 
2013-01-25 06:53:17 PM  
It's easy to see who DRTFA.

This is a mandate for schools to have some kind of sport offering for disabled kids, NOT full integration into existing sports.

90% of school districts will just make a single group that meets the lowest bar for "sport" and allow disabled participation.
 
2013-01-25 06:55:07 PM  

madgonad: I'm only 5'10" and couldn't get on the basketball team. Does this mean that in the future the district will have to create special basketball teams for short people?


Now you're just being silly.

They're going to install devices with motion sensors so that if it detects you + the ball, the hoop lowers down the pole a foot, then raises back up after you shoot or if you lose the ball.
 
2013-01-25 07:42:21 PM  
How else do you think Andy Katzenmoyer was a starter at Ohio State?
 
2013-01-25 07:51:52 PM  
I thought they had Farve already.
 
2013-01-26 12:05:23 AM  

Strolpol: It's easy to see who DRTFA.

This is a mandate for schools to have some kind of sport offering for disabled kids, NOT full integration into existing sports.

90% of school districts will just make a single group that meets the lowest bar for "sport" and allow disabled participation.


Yup. Getting my 6 year-old (7 next week!) daughter with CP some time in PE class this year has been difficult, maybe this will cause less hassle for future parents in a similar spot.
 
2013-01-26 12:12:25 AM  
As the parent of a disabled child, this is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I don't pander to him or make him think he can do "normal" things. I push him to do the best he can but I don't BS him into thinking he's normal.
 
2013-01-26 12:44:08 AM  
Aren't they already forced to do this by creating women's teams?
 
2013-01-26 02:45:03 AM  

Farnn: Aren't they already forced to do this by creating women's teams?


WINNER!!!
 
2013-01-26 03:07:48 AM  
If you have a physical disability, not unless you can prove said disability does not hinder you in the sport. (See Jim Abbott).

If you have a mental disability that does not hinder you in the sport (and this includes being able to follow coach's instructions), then absolutely you should.
 
2013-01-26 05:32:25 AM  

IlGreven: If you have a physical disability, not unless you can prove said disability does not hinder you in the sport. (See Jim Abbott).

As well as Mordecai Brown
 
2013-01-26 06:13:31 AM  

the biggest redneck here: Strolpol: It's easy to see who DRTFA.

This is a mandate for schools to have some kind of sport offering for disabled kids, NOT full integration into existing sports.

90% of school districts will just make a single group that meets the lowest bar for "sport" and allow disabled participation.

Yup. Getting my 6 year-old (7 next week!) daughter with CP some time in PE class this year has been difficult, maybe this will cause less hassle for future parents in a similar spot.


This goes beyond PE. They are talking sports teams. Most schools have a relatively low density popualtion of kids with physical disabilities. WiIl they find themselves having to make up adn fund a special team of one or two for diabled kids? Who do they play against?

Again we are stuck wihe that whole defining "reasonable" thing imposed by a group that has trouble with meaning of the word "is" and managed to send thousands of weapons to Mexican drug cartels.


As somebody posted earlier this is just another money making opportunity for lawyers. Public schools will now have to dedicate resources that could be used elsewhere dealing with lawsuits as to why certain disabled snowflakes are not on the varsity football team or why they don't have their own team of one.

I have no trouble understanding why people choose to home shcool or private school if they can.
 
2013-01-26 10:02:05 PM  
Well, it's great that everyone's being included. Countdown until some asshat sues somebody...i say about 2 weeks.Remember the quadrepligic cheerleader who was complaining of discrimination because they did'nt let her on every squad? Lots of people can't and don't make teams for various reasons. I have incredibly awful reflexes, and vision, while correctable for driving adequacy, is less is the peripheral and tone perception departments than many. I suck at everything. I have to play beginner rec hockey because I can't get better. Them's the breaks.
 
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