Virginia Postrel argues that “reasonable accommodations” for learning disabilities can be unreasonable when it comes to professional school admissions. In a Forbes column (use “dynamist” for the sign on and password), she writes:
How much you know isn’t the only thing that matters in school — especially when you’re training for a demanding professional job. What patient wants a genius doctor who can’t focus in a distracting environment, reads so slowly that she can’t keep up with medical journals or tends to misspell drug names on prescriptions?
She also links to a NYT Magazine feature on adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.