At one hearing, a blind woman tearfully explained how she lost a prestigious scholarship opportunity after her GPA fell because her reader was laid off. That classroom assistance was essential because math figures needed verbal translation.
Another mobility-impaired student testified that losing transportation services made moving between campus buildings extremely painful. It also affected her grades when attending some classes became impossible."
Funding for California community colleges was cut by 10%. Funding to disabled student services at California community colleges was cut by 40%.
And yet professors at Universiry of California at Berkley gets paid over $100k
I guarantee you that you teachers at California community colleges - which are not the same as UC Berkeley - do not normally make $100k.
But even at big research universities, faculty salaries have been stagnant since 2000, while administrative hiring - positions that usually pay much more than actual teaching/professor jobs - increased 28% over the same time span.
Somehow, these administrative “student service” positions don’t end up providing services that students desperately need - like disability services.
I’m Canadian, and in Ontario, so this would be a huge violation of our AODA, but wouldn’t this be a violation of IDEA, or ADA, not to mention the Bill of Rights?
Well, there’s nothing in the Bill of Rights about education. The Bill of Rights is about what the government can’t do to people. But, it probably is a violation of the ADA. Unfortunately, the ADA isn’t enforced very well, so violations are all too common and rarely punished.(via kittensandscience)