Regarding mainstreaming special education students
> It is not every teachers' responsibility to provide every child with > an education. > In their push for inclusion, parents and advocates of mainstreaming > are not saying that their child is entitled to the same > opportunities as "regular" children. They are saying that their > children are entitled to more - a lot more - in terms of money, > equipment, emotional energy and teaching time.
I know that many special education students need "extra" attention, but as theachers, that is our job (those of us who are studying to be teachers also). The parents of these students demand the students get more equipment because without this "special" equipment the students do not get the type of education they need. Teachers teach a certain way, but they also adapt to the needs of their students. This is one more adaption that needs to be made.
Whether techers like it or not, special ed students need special attention. The students have a right to be taught in a specific way so they can learn and prosper.