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Sports Are Civil Right, Feds Say

Disabled students must have options

January 25, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking new ground, the U.S. Education Department is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide equal alternative options....

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DinoCrocetti

Jan-26-13 9:35 PM

To be honest absenteeism number would have been higher if not for MLK Jr. Day, but also the crowd would have been smaller. Just sayin.

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zip064

Jan-26-13 5:53 PM

1 million people at obama's inauguration and only 14 had to miss work. What would anyone expect out of this entire administrative mess?

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WVEXPAT

Jan-26-13 12:52 PM

"If the federal government raised taxes enough to close the budget deficit—an additional $1.014 trillion—Tax Freedom Day would come on May 14 instead of April 17. That’s an additional 27 days of government spending paid for by borrowing."

dying you are brilliant! This point should be the opening for every session of the Senate and the House!!

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DinoCrocetti

Jan-26-13 10:36 AM

Boxerboy: Isn't that the Shawn Kemp Travis Henry, Terrell Owens Theory?

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promo61

Jan-26-13 9:50 AM

Punchdrunk | | | | | | \ / \ /

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boxerboy

Jan-26-13 9:26 AM

And Dino: Conservatives are all about preserving Life -- right up until the moment of birth, and then you're on your own.

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boxerboy

Jan-26-13 9:24 AM

Shark the half-wit comes up for another gulp of air and expels putrefaction.

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justmytake

Jan-26-13 8:10 AM

I got a great idea. Let's just eliminate ALL high school and college athletic programs. Schools teach and students get educated. Oh, and if you fail you fail. Oh, and if you are disruptive you get thrown out of school, and if you can't do the work you get held back. Dream on.....

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Shark88

Jan-26-13 12:16 AM

Here we go again...when will it ever end?

More stupid federal laws. Civil rights; good grief!!!

More government control.

Less common sense.

Where the he11 are my rights as an average law-abiding tax paying citizen?

So many so-called intelligent people forcing so many idiotic things.

Spending & debt beyong oblivion.

Moral & social chaos beyong oblivion.

Destruction and tearing down of our military and competitive spirit.

Don't forget, Obama said he needed 4 more years "to finish the job". Don't forget that.

If parents have the means, any means at all, they need to get their children the he11 out of any government controlled school. Every public school should have the skull and crossbones symbol over every door of the school.

Government is become anti-God, anti-Christian, anti-life, and anti-family. No two ways about it, this is true.

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dyingov

Jan-25-13 3:04 PM

"The Great Depression and the Hoover/Roosevelt tax increases led not only to a later Tax Freedom Day but a shift in who was collecting. In 1932, Americans spent 10 days paying federal taxes and 46 days paying state and local taxes. By 1940, Americans worked 33 days to pay each. World War II brought increased federal spending and borrowing, with Tax Freedom Day arriving in April for the first time in 1943."

America was created on the notion of States rights, not Federalism!

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dyingov

Jan-25-13 3:01 PM

Richardwee, The federal goberment takes our money (taxes and fees) then makes rules/policies in order for us to spend "our" money.....

Tax Freedom Day® 2012 arrives on April 17 this year, four days later than last year due to higher federal income and corporate tax collections. That means Americans will work 107 days into the year, from January 1 to April 17, to earn enough money to pay this year’s combined 29.2% federal, state, and local tax bill.

If the federal government raised taxes enough to close the budget deficit—an additional $1.014 trillion—Tax Freedom Day would come on May 14 instead of April 17. That’s an additional 27 days of government spending paid for by borrowing.

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richardwhee

Jan-25-13 2:36 PM

Do we nonger have 50 states? No 50 Boards of Educ. ? Lets fire the whole useless bunch and let the Fed Gov take over. Appears that it is happening now. Tell me - What group does Obama fit in? Handicapped- Special Needs or other?????

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DinoCrocetti

Jan-25-13 12:03 PM

Funny thing about LIBS, they want to end the handicapped kid's life before they make it out of the womb (in some cases even after), but once you make it, it's like you hit the lottery to be equal. Fair in some instances but not when it brings down others.

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dyingov

Jan-25-13 10:34 AM

"Federal laws, including the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, require states to provide a free public education to all students and bans schools that receive federal funds from discriminating against students with disabilities. Going further, the new directive from the Education Department's civil rights division explicitly tells schools and colleges that access to interscholastic, intramural and intercollegiate athletics is a right."

So 40 years later the Bureaucrats have a new interpretation! Make your elected officials (congress peeps) pass a new law with the "new" interpretation included!

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intresting

Jan-25-13 10:34 AM

Botox- Likely you have that **** on your computer like most federal employees.

You dork

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intresting

Jan-25-13 10:29 AM

I'm just glad our Education finances are in such good order that we can now add a other layer of BS on everyone. Imagine the lawsuits. Imagine those that can excel that now won't. PC has killed the American competitive spirit. Liberals are a leech on this once great country's tat. I don't wish them well and hope they fail at all of their political perversions!!!

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boxerboy

Jan-25-13 10:19 AM

"the lingerie bowl"

ON DEMAND !!!

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promo61

Jan-25-13 9:47 AM

I give this an F. Obama's grade curve gets me to B+.

OH MY GOD...I PASSED! ~Tommy Callahan

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Triton

Jan-25-13 9:33 AM

I suppose that means that a regular student who goes to class,creates no problems, has no problems also has NO civil rights. No right to compete at the highest level he/she can. In the Obama world you must not excel and everything you have or wish to be depends on the rights of others. YOU have no rights. That is life in the Obama America, what you have you cannot keep, you may not achieve for fear of making others feel bad because they did not. If you have skill and can excel in work, you must give half of everything to those who cannot excel AND those who CHOOSE not to excel. In liberal America, playing on team is a civil right and YOU may not be able to play so that others can play. Competitive sports are racist, hate crimes so we must not compete for fear of winning. If I was 21, armed with a degree I would be looking to live in another country that values freedom, this one is finished and you can only be an inmate in the masses here.

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Highland

Jan-25-13 8:56 AM

Obamanation, where no one - not even the military - can excel.

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dyingov

Jan-25-13 7:48 AM

Make room for the 50 rooster basketball teams.

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daWraith

Jan-25-13 7:40 AM

I am waiting until getting a lap dance from a supermodel becomes a "civil right" :)!

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daWraith

Jan-25-13 7:37 AM

Yeah the Women's NBA is such a rousing success . . zzzzzzz.

I bet the lingerie bowl pulls more ratings that the Special Olympics Bowl.

Do you get the impression that the a&&holes running government TODAY were the pencil-neck pocket-protector wearing geeks in high school that got their head STUFFED in the toilet every day by the jocks???

Now they are LARGE and IN CHARGE and they are gonna get revenge on all of those who spat on them in HS.

Nerds RULE!

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boxerboy

Jan-25-13 7:24 AM

There isn't enough emphasis on physical fitness in the schools. Phys Ed used to be a requirement and it needs to regain that status in order to train young bodies to shed calories.

If accommodations are made for the disabled, a whole new program of Phys Ed will emerge. This in turn will generate career opportunities for physical therapists and those who wish to pursue sports medicine.

Just as women have benefited from Title IX so too shall the disabled find renewed health through special sports programs in the public schools.

It's a Win-Win proposition.

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mc2011

Jan-25-13 7:20 AM

Lets hope common sense is applied to this suggestion. Kids with special needs should be able to participate but their safety, as with all students, should be the first concern.

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