I had to wait until I was financially secure to return to college. Unfortunately there was an "Incident" that left me with a problem.
I attended a community college for 15 years; I never thought it was anything except I wasn't applying myself, because I would pass classes the third time around. I'm not stupid, I had never had a "Learning Disability" so what else was I to think.
I did something I had never done in all 15 years, I went to an appeals committee meeting to request a refund, the director of disability services was there and recommended I go in for testing. They made all the arrangements and when the problem was made public they took all of a couple weeks to kick me out.
Because I was having so many problems (grades and nothing else) they had put me on probation, these problems caused by the learning disability. I was taking a mandatory class on the main campus, and visiting DS every time to find out when they were going to do something to help, because the other class I was taking I was failing from day one. The teacher wrote a letter asking if the class could be dropped until they figured out how to help me with classes. He explained I was there every day passed in all my assignments and was failing no matter what. I had taken this same class the semester before and only failed it when it came to the final; I was passing up until then. I letter I received from the teacher was simply added to my file, they made no move to have the class dropped as the TEACHER requested. The teacher wrote a second letter and I brought it to drop/add and was denied, no one would give us a reason why.
Even after all this there’s much more and it gets a lot worse, all I’m asking is why a lawyer won’t help me get this straightened out, all I ever wanted to do was finish my education.
I just wanted to be a teacher, not become dependent on the State and federal governments to get by in life, which is exactly what is going to happen.
I’m now 51, can’t find decent work that will either pay me enough to pay my bills, or ever give me a chance to live a normal life, let alone give me enough to get me out of this hell hole.