Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Illusion of Inclusion

I truly believe that if we stop trying to define "normal" in our society that special education would not exist. We judge our children based on a norm and when they don't fit the mold, we attach a label to them.
Once the label is attached, a child is placed where we think they should belong according to how well they can keep up with their peers. If, by chance, they are placed in a regular education environment, there is a high probability that their classmates will be low performers.
In other words, there is this this illusion of inclusion...where the idea of a free appropriate public education is recognized in theory but in reality expectations for the child to achieve are minimal at best.

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