The Room Needs to Be Hotter, Yes, But Colder as Well

I just received an email telling me that, in reference to student X, I should:

1) Keep his/her disability completely confidential.

2) Allow him/her to be accompanied to class by a personal note taker.

I'm sorry, but I think most students will notice number two going on, which will kind of obviate the need for me paying attention to number one.


  1. There is a difference between keeping the fact that the student has a disability secret and keeping the specific disability a secret.

    1. That's true. I will tell the students, "X obviously has a disability. But it is so terrible we mustn't mention what it is."

  2. His name doesn't happen to be Thornton Mellon, does it?