Inclusion - Segregation and Discrimination
An interview with Steve Moyer, Parent Activist
Self-contained students may never leave their classroom. In my son’s middle school, they moved in the halls while the general education students were in class to avoid crowded halls. The special education students (ESE students) ate in the cafeteria 30 minutes before the general education students to avoid the “loud environment” of a full cafeteria. At the end of the school day, they were let out a side door 10 minutes before the official end of school to avoid the crowds of other general education students trying to exit at the same time.
IDEA says regarding LRE:
Sec. 300.114 LRE requirements
(2) Each public agency must ensure that—
(i) To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are nondisabled; and
(ii) Special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only if the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
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