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Published: Thursday, Jan. 31 2013 3:29 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Just an interesting observatio nhere. Schools are required to make reasonable adjustments to allow handicapped children to play sports. I'm not sure the same is possible for able bodied children. If a 5 foot kid weighting 90 pounds is in high school, you the basketball team will let him play? Nope

Football? Nope

Baseball? Doubt it

Its just interesting that sometimes in school we'll tell certain kids "sorry you just aren't good enough you can't play" yet we wont tell handicapped children that.

Again - no need for anyone to get all up in arms. I'm not saying we shouldnt help handicapped kids play sports. Just pointing out an inconsistency perhaps.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@ Chris B: Why are you assuming that a 5 foot, 90 pound kid can't play sports? He has the exact same rights to try out as anyone else (including the handicapped kids) and if he (or she) can play the game, they get to be on the team.

No one is saying the requirements have to be changed for anyone - they are just saying reasonable accommodations need to be made so everyone can try.

worf
Mcallen, TX

I thought schools were for teaching, and learning. Who comes up with all this rubbish?

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