Sallie Mae offers various savings/insurance programs for the education of one’s children. According to the NY Times:
… earlier this month, it added a curious product known as tuition refund insurance, which can make you whole if an ill child must withdraw from college sometime during the term.
The insurance, which Sallie offers in partnership with Next Generation Insurance Group, a company it recently bought a stake in, doesn’t treat all sickness equally, though. If a student withdraws because of a physical illness or injury, a family gets 100 percent of its money back. People who leave because of mental health problems, however, get only 75 percent back.
So mental illness is less real and mentally ill students are less worthy. It is hard to believe this is actually going on.
It might also be good to take a critical reasoning class through such an example. There’s a switch from the mind as higher than the body to the mind’s illnesses being less worthy that is should not be completely obvious to students however familiar the move is.