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Professor Tells Student With Stutter He's Disruptive | Care2 Causes

Professor Tells Student With Stutter He's Disruptive | Care2 Causes

Because of his stutter , 16-year-old Philip Garber was told by a professor at New Jersey’s County College of Morris that he was “disruptive.” Specifically, adjunct professor Elizabeth Snyder told Garber in an email that he should ask questions before or after her history class “so we do not infringe on other students’ time.” She also told Garber that, instead of asking questions in class, “I believe it would be better for everyone if you kept a sheet of paper on your desk and wrote down the answers.” Garber even once held up his hand for an entire 75-minute-class but Snyder, who had told him not to speak in class, did not call on him. Garber spoke to one of the college’s deans who recommended that he transfer to another class; he indeed did and has been able to ask questions and talk with a different professor. Kathleen Brunet Eagan, the college’s communications director, ...

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