When I posted this initially, I certainly didn't intend to start a flame war on the pros/cons of special needs education.
It's just another example of how one jacka$$ can ruin it for the rest of us. The ski school's already got enough to worry about with the potential of a personal injury suit, now it's got to worry about discrimination suits!?!
We've all heard how doctors are giving up obstetrics because of the liability risks. When does a ski school shut down because it's costing them more to insure themselves than it can realistically charge the customers?
I think the facts speak to a frivolous suit brought by a jacka$$ dad. It will cost the mountain a fair bit just to defend such a suit. Then to have the agency find "probable cause" for discrimination means not just the legal fees, but perhaps a change in policies, procedures and waivers that cost far more than that one suit could ever hope to recover.
So one over-zealous, bureaucratic weenie from an under-funded and over-hyped state agency (perhaps with a Napoleonic complex) who's never been on skis and never saw this kid ski gets to decide that a well-regarded ski school "discriminated" against the poor lad?? Ain't no justice left in the world!
My favorite quote, though, was from a poster on the Telegram site who summed it up best ...
|Apparently the child has three handicaps: the ADHD, his mother and his father............Hopefully, he is getting treatment and/or therapy for the ADHD; sadly, there is no known 'cure' for this type of bad parenting.