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Schizophrenic needs help with picking a major

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    Ron

    Absolutely true Morecoffee. Just learning not to listen to the voices is a plus, but hardly enough for an employer to trust LW to interact with customers and clients, let alone for a school principal to allow her around kids. There are gatekeepers in most professions/companies/non-profits/governmental agencies even schools who will take responsibility to make sure she doesn’t receive certification or a job in sensitive areas whereshe could be a risk to others. Our local nationally-ranked university has an MSW program. They were sued by a faculty child and her father for allowing a professor’s failing grade stand in a course for which she needed to earna minimum score to ever get certificated. She had engaged in sufficiently bizarre in-class behavior that it was clear to the professor and subsequently to the jury that her mental illness was not sufficiently under control to give her responsibility over vulnerable clients. She was out, just as LW will be out. Hearing voices and supervising children does not compute.

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    Leslie Joan

    Hah, Morecoffeeplease, I had first recommended lab work, as I figured it would be a good fit. The LW immediately assumed that the only kind of lab work must be medical labwork, and she has herself talked into why that wouldn’t work for her, because reasons, and furthermore she seems to think that the ADA and its most recent amendments are going to protect her and both get her and keep her a teaching job. All this without having actually bothered to read or understand the limits of what the law actually might or might not be able to do for her. She cannot be counseled.

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    Kate
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    I’ve been noticing lately when people are having delusions, like this guy in line at Wendy’s pointing at three people who weren’t there, but were apparently staring at him. And people on the street near my office. It’s pretty… noticeable. And easy to document on a cell phone if someone felt like it. That would not fly in a classroom. The kids would absolutely tell their parents and they’d complain.

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    Leslie Joan

    But then she could threaten them with detention, and then the kids would fall right in line. Piece o’cake, amiright? Delusions, schmelusions.

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    dinoceros
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    Yeah, and kids are super cruel. If they detect any weakness in a teacher, they will latch onto that and exploit it. Say goodbye to any control over the class.

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