To what degree do you think this contributes to the issues in public education nowadays? I think it is likely a huge reason why public education has largely gone in the toilet. It used to be that special needs kids went into special classes, and the kids who were intellectually and behaviorally able to keep up with the normal pace of the classroom weren't held back by these other kids because the teachers' attentions weren't so divided.
I know this isn't a very politically correct opinion, but there you have it.
What is your opinion?