High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities Act

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    EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities Act - Washington Times

    Blood boiling.

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    This is just mental.

    If you can't follow the basics to get a diploma, how can you be taught to do certain jobs?

    Man, if this goes through, people are going to get hurt b/c they lack the education to work safely.
     
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    chanel, you are the expert here on this subject but I'll throw in my dos centavos.

    Federal , state, and local laws make it impossible for almost anyone to NOT be able to finish high school with some sort of diploma that certifies them as a HS graduate.

    IEPs, accomodations, psychologists, social workers, case workers, 1 SPED teacher and 1 aid per six students in one class room are just a few things off the top of my head that are in place to help kids get through school. Oh, one more. Speech therapists. We have one student (not in my class) that has one-on-one assistance all day. The county pays for a specialist of some sort to go to every class with this student.

    So, for the government to warn employers about requiring a HS diploma might be an ADA violation is a bunch of bull. In the DC area, a bachelor's is the new HS diploma. A master's is entry level for many positions. Requiring a job candidate to be educated at the high school level is only asking that they be able to make change, have enough gray matter to not kill themselves or others with the company equipment, and heaven forbid, learn to treat customers nicely.
     
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    Absolutely old navy. We bend over backwards, sideways, and jump through hoops. We change the rules, lower the standards, waive requirements and on and on and on. All for these kids! If they cannot show up - which is basically the only way they fail, they do not deserve a diploma and an employer most likely will not want them.

    My husband is a small sub-contractor. He has hired 3 of my students. My recommendations have always been the same; hard worker, doesn't give anyone a hard time and shows up every day. That's all it takes to graduate high school and to show an employer that you are not a quitter.

    Another example of bureaucrats making policy without any real life experience. I may write a letter.
     
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    I read this yesterday. What a crock of shit. Congress needs to revisit the ADA and specifically address what constitutes a disability. They left that up to the courts and now we have bullshit like this being classified as a disability by unqualified jurists.
     
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    Why?

    This is a non-issue:

    “Officials at the EEOC said the letter in question addressed “a particular inquiry” and disputed that it would have repercussions in secondary education.”

    As noted in the article, it doesn’t carry the force of law.

    Nonsense.

    Correct.

    The ADA requires that ‘reasonable accommodations’ be made in the workplace to allow those with disabilities employment, it’s doesn’t require employers to change hiring standards. This could include making sure the workplace is wheelchair accessible, that chairs, workstations, and the like can be designed to address a given disability, or working hours adjusted to allow the employee to realize needed treatment with medical providers.

    And there must be documentation with regard to disability.

    Consequently, employers may continue the high school diploma/GED requirement. Should someone with a learning disability unable to obtain a high school diploma apply for a job, the employer need only accommodate that condition. Since the learning disability can be documented by medical professionals, the high school requirement can be waived for that candidate.

    Indeed, those with learning disabilities are likely in a special or alternate education program designed to provide them the best education possible their condition can accommodate. Records and documents with regard to attendance in such a program may be used in place of a high school diploma.

    Again, this is a non-issue.
     
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    Gotta love the EEOC.
     
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    I am not even sure where to begin. Let me just drop this bomb on the EEOC, the ADA, and reasonable accommodations.

    EEOC Files Suit Against Garney Construction and Georgia Power for Disability Discrimination

    That, for the learning challenged like yourself, means that a company is required to ignore DOT regulations, federal law, and common sense, and give a job operating heavy equipment to a person that could have a seizure at any moment despite the fact that it is a clear danger to everyone around him.

    Only a bureaucrat would think that is reasonable.
     
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    Next they will declare that requiring a Medical degree to do brain surgery is discrimination. A gang of lunatics have taken over our government. These people need to be kicked out. If they are at the controls for another four years, they will utterly destroy this country.
     
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    Correction: only a liberal Obama bureaucrat would find that to be reasonable.
     

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