I think mainstreaming or inclusion of special ed students is a failure
I disagree with it and think it hurts everyone, the teacher, the special ed students and the general classroom students.I have a friend that just attended kindergarten orientation for her autistic son. She's livid because the teacher appeared annoyed that he cried through the whole thing, wouldn't sit and listen to the story, basically didn't participate in the orientation. She feels his teacher should know how to handle him and meet his needs. I disagree the teacher doesn't have a degree in special education, she isn't trained in how autistic children behave and learn. He would probably be better served by a special education teacher. I was surprised they placed him in a general ed class because his sn are significant.