Listen sweetie, in the real world, there’s math. It pays the bills. If you flunk math and drop out of your math classes, you fail. Or, you sue the school.
You know, because they totally owe you that degree. You’re special because you’ve got a virtual cornucopia of disabilities.
Valdez’s disabilities include Asperger’s syndrome, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyscalculia, which is a mathematics learning disability, her attorney, Donald Harris, said Tuesday.
I’ve got a prescription for that. Take a big ol’ dose of BGP* followed by some GOY** and call me never.
Oh but she’s just misunderstood. I mean the school isn’t even willing to work with her.
Barbara Vail, Rocky Mountain’s interim academic vice president, said the college values Valdez as a student, takes seriously its obligations to provide access for students with disabilities, and is doing everything it can to help her graduate.
She said the attorney representing the college, W. Anderson Forsythe, plans to file a request to delay the lawsuit while they work out a solution in which Valdez would be tutored by associate math professor Robyn Cummins, who is trained in teaching people with disabilities.
“We’re very serious that a degree from Rocky means something,” she said.
The school has offered Valdez extended time on exams, permission to record lectures, free tutoring and note taking, and to substitute the second of the two required math classes with a course on logic, Forsythe wrote in a court filing Monday.
I see, they just aren’t coddling hard enough. Methinks the logic course may be a tad challenging for this wayward scholar.
It’s just so very unfair. I mean, math is HARD. And completely useless to an artist!
Harris questioned the usefulness of the math courses for Valdez’s career plans of becoming a graphic artist.
“Nobody will say these general education classes are essential to a degree in art,” he said.
I bet your helicopter parents are so very proud.
Listen, I know you’ve been told all of your life that you’re a special snowflake, and I’m sure it’s all very true. You know what the guy that signs the checks doesn’t need? Special snowflakes.
Here’s a cold, hard truth about the world. Very few graphic artists make a living from their art. Very few artists of any kind can make money off of it. Art comes out of a passion and must be a thing you can’t not do whether it comes with a paycheck or not.
I majored in music***. You know what pays the bills? Math.
(HT to Instinct who seems to enjoy watching the smoke dance out my ears)
*Big Girl Panties
***Get Over Yourself
***That alone should qualify as a learning disability.