Inclusive education a moral imperative
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.
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