Both writers have directly or indirectly brought out the discrimination and inconsideration in the education system. The current education systems that have been put in place are meant for the normal students only. They systems are put up in order to instill discipline in students. But not all students can follow this rules and not because they are defiant but due to their disabilities, and instead of the system accepting them as they are, they are considered as defectors. Both writers express their views on how we can commendably and competently make the disabled children feel normal in spite of their conditions.
In his book The Short Bus, Mooney expresses his views on the society in reference to the history of LD. He argues that, “The school environment was never questioned. The fact that many LD students were good leaners in alternative other environment was ignored,” (Mooney 46). Davis argues that industrialization is the cause of this kind of discrimination. His argument is that one is expected to perform and deliver efficiently not considering their race, nationality, religion or even medical condition (Davis). Thus the education system treats everyone as equals not providing room for the physically challenged.
According to the ‘The Short Bus: How to curse in sign language’ Ashley was a young child who multiple human disorders that in the normal world most people would consider her as a burden and would feel pitiful that she existed in her condition. She was born of an alcoholic and anoxic mother thus giving birth to birth to a baby with a lot of complications. Ashley had a condition that made her developed tumors often (Mooney). This would have made it even more difficult to keep the child given that it meant more expenses in keeping her healthy.