Philip Garber, Jr. is taking two classes at the County College of Morris in New Jersey, where the precocious 16-year-old student was allegedly asked by his professor, Elizabeth Snyder, to stop talking in class. According to an article in today’s New York Times, she called his speech “disruptive”, and a misuse of the other students’ time.
I’m sharing Garber’s story here in the hope it helps creates needed awareness and lasting change brought about by the masses who read, absorb and then pass it on.
After all these years, it still amazes me that sometimes the worst offenders regarding discrimination and intolerance against those with disabilities are the seemingly most educated and accomplished of us, including those entrusted with the sacred responsibility of molding children’s futures.
Read the New York Times A Stutterer Faces Resistance From the Front of the Classroom here.
Photo Judy Winter 2011