Inclusion is all the rage in special education these days. But an often overlooked aspect of the trend is that few general education teachers are trained for or equipped to properly teach students with special needs.

The issue is highlighted by the recent case of Florida teacher Wendy Portillo who encouraged her kindergarten students to vote on whether or not a student with autism should remain in the class (see here).

Many general education teachers lack the training to tailor teaching methods to a child’s special needs. And, like Portillo, they often also lack the staffing or support to provide significant attention to one student, reports the Palm Beach Post. To read more click here.

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