Inclusion

GUESTS: Larry Abramson NPR Reporter Mark Hall Co-Founder "Neighborhood Schools Now," Fairfax County, Virginia Marcia Reback Vice President American Federation of Teachers Tom Skrtic Professor of Special Education Policy and Administration, University of Kansas Author, Behind Special Education: A Critical Analysis of Professional Culture and School Organization Since 1975, public schools have been required to educate disabled children in regular classrooms. The "inclusion" of these children is creating controversy - some teachers and administrators question whether this policy is best for the most severely disabled kids. Join Ray for a discussion about how far schools should go to incorporate special ed students into their classrooms.

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