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Jewish Day Schools are Excluding the Disabled

Paul Willie D...#1
Paul Willie D...#1

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Post by Paul Willie D...#1 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:31 pm

Paul W D wrote:Religion.....Although they are exempt I believe if they truly believe in what they are preaching that they no matter how the law is written would be more willing to help students with disabilties. Just Saying.

<snip>While there are indeed monetary barriers in the American Jewish community, inequality is not restricted to only dollar signs, but also to letter grades, physical barriers, and other obstacles.

This phenomenon in our community is particularly found in Jewish day schools, which experts and advocates say are remarkably behind in providing equal opportunities for those with physical and learning disabilities.

Without much data, we cannot fully measure Jewish day schools’ access for students with disabilities, whether physical, learning, or other cases that qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Though providing education for thousands of students, religious institutions like Jewish day schools are exempt from the ADA’s requirements.<snip>

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