When you’re raised in a right-wing fundamentalist Christian household, it’s easy to become right-wing yourself. Doubly easy when your experience with the government is exclusively terrible. Police, at the behest of some whiny Karen neighbor, harassing your family because your wheelchair ramp violates her fragile sense of aesthetics. …


Over the last four years or so, particularly now, there’s been a lot of talk about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Mostly by people who don’t actually know what it is. Namely, the outgoing President and a decent chunk of his followers. Now, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell is…


Just about every disabled person in America, if not the world has had the following experience: They get some sort of adaptation that makes doing tasks in life manageable. Maybe it’s an alternative assignment to a motor skills -intensive project at school. Maybe it’s extra time on a midterm. Maybe…


In 1993, a bunch of cultists in Texas called the Branch Davidians decided that the best way to respond to a lawful search by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms was to gun down law enforcement agents carrying out the search. After the Feds decided that was not okay…


Members of ADAPT fighting for disability rights

A common thread among conservative thought regarding social programs (such as Medicaid) is the idea that if we have social programs, the populace will be less inclined to rebel against government tyranny (granted, tyranny has been watered down significantly to include anything that doesn’t gel with Ayn Rand and Jerry…


The disability community is in an uproar this week. The leader of National ADAPT, Bruce Darling got himself in trouble when he was advocating for the Disability Integration Act. During a tense meeting with Representative Anna Eshoo, Darling accused her and other Democrats of “caring more about people who are…


Photo courtesy of Fox News

A weird thing happened recently. Fox News may have actually agreed with Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King on a subject. …


Image courtesy of Baltimore Sun

Baltimore’s Club1111 is a new night club for disabled people. It is the first of its kind. A lot of disability activists are saying that it’s segregationist. Disabled people should be in the same clubs as able-bodied people. I can understand that viewpoint. On the other hand, there are clubs…


A friend stepped up and did something he shouldn’t have had to do

By now, we’ve heard the story of Tanner Wilson and Brandon Quall. Wilson saved up his money for two years to buy his friend an electric wheelchair because the only one his friend had was not suited for him. On the surface, it’s an inspirational story proving that the kids…


Aspiring teachers have it drilled into them that project-based learning is the best kind of learning. After all, hands-on projects teach more than simply writing a report or answering questions on a boring old worksheet. However, the project-based learning approach has some serious drawbacks that have gone unspoken in academia.

Project-Based Learning Hurts Disabled Students

Matt Stafford

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