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    i don't get your point at all. should a person suddenly switch at 18 and go from mommy and daddy to mother and father or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;3945845;
    It's just strange hearing adult men call their mothers "Mommy". I think that there's something telling in that choice. It's strange enough hearing adult women call their mothers "Mommy". It's like somebody doesn't want to let go.

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    Caroline and Albie are probably 2 of my favorites on the show.
    While i can certainly understand Caroline's comments from a maternal standpoint, I really don't think they have a leg to stand on. And, I don't think they should.
    The requirement at Fordham law school is a 2.0. He got 1.9.
    If they change the requirement for Albie, that means they would need to go back and change it for all the others stuck in the same position as Albie. That would then lead to cahnging the admissions requirements, as well. That would mean lowering them.
    I don't think that's a good precedent to establish. And, I'd be very surprised if Fordham - a top school - would go ahead and drop it.
    Also, it could be argued that why did he just get the low grade in 1 class? If he has a learning disability, how was he able to get passing grades in all the other classes?
    Logically, I just can't see any argument standing up.
    Actually, if Albie does have a learning disability, he absolutely should have assistance. Unfortunately, it often depends on individual professors to decide what assistance they are willing to give. No one's asking that they change the requirements, but if Albie does have a legitimate learning disability, then what's happened to him is terribly unfair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahfly;3947834;
    i don't get your point at all. should a person suddenly switch at 18 and go from mommy and daddy to mother and father or something?
    Or maybe once we're not children anymore we should address our parents as equals - you know, call them by their first names??

    True, it's something that happened in the show, so whoever wants to has every right to give their opinion on it... some of us just prefer to judge and discuss issues that have more... substance?

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    My point is - he passed all the other classes except for the one.
    If one has a learning disability, it wouldn't just show up in one class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3947847;
    My point is - he passed all the other classes except for the one.
    If one has a learning disability, it wouldn't just show up in one class.
    Right I got your point and addressed it, actually. By saying that the assistance he got was probably based on individual teachers. It sounds like this particular teacher is not so great, and probably is one of the idiots I've come across who think the whole LD assistance is a joke. Which would explain why his grade only suffered in the one class wouldn't it? Think about it...

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    I do understand your point.
    And I happen to love the guy and think he's a sweetheart.
    However, what then happens in the future?
    Let's say he does get passed on.

    He becomes a lawyer and has to prepare / do a brief for his client.
    What if he has problems doing that in the required time?
    Does he tell the judge, " Sorry, but due to my learning disability, it's going to take me 3x as long to come up with that, judge, so I appreciate your patience, as well as all the jury members and opposing counsel and everyone else requiired in the courtroom."
    That's my point.
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    That's a great point, but not the one you just said.

    It sounded to me like it took him several times through to read a passage before he got the concept. I share the same problem - in high pressure situations I can't focus enough to do tasks like that. Now, I'm the same girl who read Harry Potter 7 in less than 12 hours. If his problem is how he described it, then it probably just pops up when there's a serious time constraint - like in tests and such. A longer deadline wouldn't have the same effect.

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    A majority of us have problems with time constraints esp. on tests.
    That's not a learning disability.

    All I'm trying to say is that once we all get into the real world, we need to perform. You can't just tell everybody - I need more time because I have a learning disability.
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    Please. I understand what you're trying to say, repeating it won't make me agree.

    It's not a learning disability in and of itself, but it can trigger one. School, and tests, they're nothing like the real world. A three hour test is not the same as preparing for a law case, and it's unfair to say that because he has trouble with one, he'll have trouble with the other.

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    I love how Caroline is with her Kids. I called my mother "mommy" until the day she died when I was 40. I still call my father Daddy. Its just a personal preference.
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