A college student is suing her Montana school in federal court arguing that her disabilities prevent her from completing two math courses required to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
Hannah Valdez says that Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. should allow her to substitute two other courses for the math classes that are part of the general education requirements for her bachelor of arts degree.
Valdez has Asperger’s syndrome, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and a math disability, according to her complaint filed in U.S. District Court.
So I like to think I know a fair amount about disability, and a lot about maths and the teaching of it. And I (or anyone else) haven’t been given anything like enough information in the Disability Scoop article to come to a conclusion. (“A math disability” could be a little more specific for a start).
It turns out that Fox News (of all places! For UK readers this is the equivilent getting science information from the Daily Mail) has a much better set of information (it names the “math disability” as dyscalculia):
Right then… we can start to have opinions now…