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Has accommodation gone too far at universities?

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There are two issues there then. Is the  vetting process inadequate? Perhaps. 

But the main narrative of your post is that these accommodations shouldn't be given regardless. 

The OP story doesn't provide evidence that a better qualified person was robbed of a job because a student got extra time to complete a test. Is there a study? Is this really a problem or just someone bitching that people are coddled. 

I'll stand by my statement that the time taken to complete an exam is only a small portion of what needs to be demonstrated if one is to be successful in a given field. It takes time to learn to cope with a learning disability and making the theoretical aspect a little easier isn't the end of the world. You still have to demonstrate that knowledge and ability to excel in that field. 

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On ‎8‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 6:22 PM, Boges said:

There are two issues there then. Is the  vetting process inadequate? Perhaps. 

But the main narrative of your post is that these accommodations shouldn't be given regardless. 

The OP story doesn't provide evidence that a better qualified person was robbed of a job because a student got extra time to complete a test. Is there a study? Is this really a problem or just someone bitching that people are coddled. 

I'll stand by my statement that the time taken to complete an exam is only a small portion of what needs to be demonstrated if one is to be successful in a given field. It takes time to learn to cope with a learning disability and making the theoretical aspect a little easier isn't the end of the world. You still have to demonstrate that knowledge and ability to excel in that field. 

So many schools pumping out PhDs in the humanities. So many aspiring bourgeois wanting to leave that milieu, working for a living and all that. They want to get paid to read and speak their opinions, and write the occasional unread 250 page essay, preferably in a city. Remove the hard sciences and languages and universities are nothing but rest homes for leftist pedagogues.

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