(COLLEGE FIX) -- The number of college students reporting psychological disorders and handicaps has jumped significantly in recent years, with upwards of 25% of first-year students reporting some sort of mental disorder, a classification which often grants them special privileges in the classroom.
“[W]hile all claimed disabilities have ticked up since 2010, the biggest jump has been in self-described ‘psychological disorders’,” write Joy Pullmann at The Federalist.
Indeed, a report from The Wall Street Journal shows that, while all claimed disabilities—physical, psychological, learning and ADHD—have increased over roughly the past decade, the uptick in psychological disorders has been far sharper, nearly double the rate of ADHD, the second-highest. As well, from 2011 to 2016, “the number of students with special accommodations increased by an average of 71% among 22 flagship state schools.”
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