New Rules Give Disabled Students the Right to Compete
Kids with disabilities who want to compete on their school's sports teams now have the legal right to do so.
The U.S. Department of Education on Friday issued groundbreaking new rules giving disabled students the opportunity to compete -- if schools and colleges can reasonably accommodate them, and if disabled students can keep up with their teammates.
The rules go even further, requiring schools to create comparable athletic programs for disabled students in some circumstances.
Host Tara Siler talks with disability rights advocate Terri Lakowski, with Active Policy Solutions in Washington, D.C., a group specializing in sports and civil rights.