How would you integrate students with disabilities into Maryland athletics?
While Nancy S. Grasmick's fate garnered a majority of the ink in today’s paper, the State Board of Education made other news when it recommended yesterday that school systems adopt a policy that would allow students with disabilities to try out for athletic teams. In addition, the board also wants to amend the Code of Maryland Regulations so that school systems can form teams made up of students with disabilities when there are low levels of participation.
I interviewed Lauren Young, director of litigation at the Maryland Disability Law Center, who said that the board needs to do more to increase access for students with disabilities. Read more of the story here.
Do you agree with Young? If you were on the board, how would you handle this topic?