Schools must give students with disabilities equal opportunities to participate in extracurricular athletics, including varsity sports, the U.S. Department of Education said today. And if existing sports don't meet the needs of those students, schools must create additional athletic programs.
The department’s Office for Civil Rights pointed to a 2010 report from the Government Accountability Office that said disabled students were not getting equal opportunities to participate in sports, a right they were granted under the Rehabilitation Act, passed in 1973.
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Who is going to pay for it?
I'm for smaller government except when it benefits my own kids.
More kids need help then ever before thanks to the Government neglect on Education , how ironic to impose standards!!
Schools have eliminated many athletic activities because of local financial shortfalls...Yes, where is the money going to come from?
Equal opportunity to try out.
Equal opportunity to be cut or ride the bench.
High school sports are about winning and only the best will play to achieve that goal.
How about more peer to peer mentoring and Best Buddie groups for those with disabilities. Social SKills groups and such will do more for kids with disabilities than creating sports programs...
They expect equality, and that equality will now be that no one gets to play sports in school. Bang up job lawyers.
Sounds great to me. End athletic elitism in high school.
The government is nothing more then a racket run by thieves
Lets see who is smart how much does the Earth weight ? and how big is gravity?
I'm filing suit against he NFL. I should get to play. It's not fair I was born small.
Imagine the absurdity of expecting someone to be athletic to participate in athletic activities
When P.E. is being eliminated for a lot of able-bodied kids, how does this make sense?
This is a joke, right?
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