You completely miss the point. You don't need math to do or teach art. It is not analogous to allowing a doctor to skip a biochemistry exam he found too hard, because a doctor NEEDS to know biochemistry to be a good doctor. You are setting up a straw man and burning it. An art teacher DOESN'T need math to be a good art teacher. As the article mentioned, it's not like he's a bus driver who is failing a bus driving exam, because math isn't related to teaching art.To Spencer, I am wondering when you got a degree in the subject area of Machacyk's life! Sounds like you are an expert on it to make such character statements about the man. I also believe you need to get a hobby and stop living your life on this discussion board. And lastly, Spencer, I would love to see you try teaching 22 5 and 6 year old students for 40 minutes!
It's not just a matter of going back to school and re-learning stuff, anyway. Dyscalculia is a LEARNING DISABILITY. That's why all the studying he's done hasn't improved his scores on the exam. The ADA states that any person qualified to do their job should not be prevented on the basis of disability. What is his job? Teach art. What is his disability? Dyscalculia. The dyscalculia does NOT make him an inept art teacher. That's like saying that an author wouldn't be qualified to teach creative writing if they weren't good at math.