Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Figurati!

And while we're being thankful, we would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Xavier High School in New York, including receptionist Carmela Barbieri and administrator Thomas Gibbons for resolving the issues we had with T's required accommodations for Type 1 Diabetes for admission to the SAT test. I am deeply troubled by the disadvantage that all students with diabetes face in being admitted to this exam, particulary the rule which do not allow students who wear an insulin pump to enter without special permission that must be applied for months in advance, just because it is an electronic device. Shouldn't it be more important that it is a life-saving device? Why should people who wear one be under special scrutiny for cheating? Afterall, all students bring in an electrical device called a calculator!