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For discussion's sake, I'm going to play devil's advocate here: while it is all well and good to accommodate different learning styles and to assist and encourage students with learning disabilities, I would argue that there are some students whose ambition outweighs their ability and potential. While they can, with great effort and time, learn the same materials as their peers and perform the same tasks at them, once they are thrown into the professional environment and these educational accommodations are removed, they are at a great competitive disadvantage. And, having (most likely) paid for their career educations with student loans, they are now tens of thousands of dollars (or more) in debt.

For them, all this accommodation and encouragement we are giving them is, in fact, doing them a disservice.

In short, higher education is not for everyone.


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