Wednesday, May 02, 2012

NYC Board of Ed. Moves to Enhance Integration of Students with Disabilities

The UFT doesn't seem very happy about it, though.  See this article from the New York Post.  It begins:
Special-education kids who would have been segregated in the past will be shifted into classrooms with general-education students under an ambitious program being launched in city public schools this fall. 
The move is intended to boost the studentsā€™ performance by giving them more exposure to their peers ā€” while keeping them closer to home by requiring for the first time that all schools accept them. 
But some educators say the push is financial rather than educationally driven ā€” and will likely deprive students of services and cause havoc in the classrooms.

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