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Student sues Montana college after flunking math

By Associated Press
Published On: Nov 12 2013 01:59:11 PM MST
BILLINGS, Mont. -

A Rocky Mountain College art student is suing the Billings school because she can't pass the math courses required for a bachelor's degree.
    
Hannah Valdez's attorney says she has a range of disabilities, including Asperger's syndrome, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyscalculia, which is a mathematics learning disability.
    
Attorney Donald Harris said Tuesday that Valdez's disabilities prevent her from passing two math courses that are part of the general education requirements to graduate with a bachelor of arts degree.
    
She is asking a judge to require the college to substitute two other courses for the math classes.
    
A response filed in U.S. District Court Monday by the college's attorney says school officials offered to accommodate Valdez, but it can't fundamentally alter its educational program.