In­clu­sive ed­u­ca­tion a moral im­per­a­tive

The Citizens' Voice - - EDITORIAL -

Ed­i­tor: I am not a par­ent. Nev­er­the­less, I care about chil­dren and youth. I am a stake­holder in my com­mu­nity and I see that far too many peo­ple have suf­fered from ex­clu­sion in the so­cial and aca­demic fab­ric of our lo­cal ed­u­ca­tion agen­cies. This per­sis­tent men­tal­ity of “not my child, not my prob­lem,” schools will never be able to call them­selves “in­clu­sive” by any stretch of the imag­i­na­tion. “Not my child, not my prob­lem” is a mantra re­hearsed by those who will scram­ble to serve their child’s in­ter­ests, and by ex­ten­sion, their own in­ter­ests, be­cause they do not value the cel­e­bra­tion of hu­man dif­fer­ences across the spec­trum of how these dif­fer­ences man­i­fest.

A lack of sup­port for

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