Are you tired of all the excuses for why we can't implement inclusion?
Then join me in #NoExcusesNovember. Each day I'll be posting a common excuse for avoiding inclusive education along with a rebuttal.
The time for inclusion is now! Also on Twitter - @JennaMRufo
"We can't implement inclusion without more teachers/ money/ paraprofessionals/ curriculum/ etc."
"It will hurt the self-esteem of students with disabilities if they are in classes where the material is too hard."
"Special education will address skill deficits so students can return to the regular classroom better prepared."
"But what about a 'continuum of placements' for students who can't be included?"
"Students with disabilities need separate programming to fix their skill deficits."
"What could that student possibly get out of (fill in the black - chemistry, Romeo and Juliet, algebra, etc.)?
"I wasn't trained to work with students with disabilities."
"We can't worry about inclusion or anything new in the middle of a pandemic."
"Students with significant disabilities would be better off learning 'functional life skills' than being included."