Re: Integration

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Posted by Rebecca on June 22, 1998 at 16:26:44:

In Reply to: Re: Integration posted by David Banes on February 11, 1998 at 23:30:50:

: You are missingthe point -
: we all need choices and not to have others ideas
: foisted upon us - neither integration or special
: education is 1000000% wrong instead we need system
: s that recognise that we all learn differently I
: truly hope that your friend gets the education she
: needs and narrow minded attitudes don't continue
: to put her under this level of stress, but for
: others being put into a mainstream setting would
: create the same levels of stress !

: Dave

Thanks for the kind words. My friend has won her battle and I agree with what you are saying.
Compulsory special education is, i feel, still unacceptable.
I believe that all young people should be able to make the decision themselves, and I think that forcing them into one or the other is unfair at best and devastating at worst.
I know a little girl, seven years old, who has an as yet undiagnosed physical disability.
Her teacher told her mother that the class, which consists entirely of physically disabled 7 and 8-year-olds, are not ready to learn to read.
That is what makes me angry.
This little girl has almost no communication as the AAC on offer requires her to be able to spell.
Surely you agree that this is not acceptable?

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