What is inclusive education? According to resilienteducator.com, inclusive education means all students, regardless of any challenges they may have, are placed in age appropriate general education classes that are in their own neighborhood schools to receive high-quality instruction, interventions, and supports that enable them to meet success in the core curriculum.
Inclusion is the action or state of including or being included within a group or structure. I was a highly-qualified teacher of early childhood education for three years in New Jersey, which was right around the time “inclusion” was becoming a thing. I cared about my students, and inclusion, while it may have burdened the work load, was something designed for the benefit of the child.
I don’t teach anymore, but from what I’m hearing from some of the parents whose children go to school in the Lehigh Valley, we’re starting to see the opposite. Currently, because of the coronavirus, the ostracization of children is becoming the new thing. Hundreds of normal children go home every day and speak to their parents about the challenges they face in school and in the classroom-these are conversations that now have parents wondering what’s going on in school.
The United States government was created by the people to protect the God-given rights of the people. Government was created to stop others from infringing on your rights. The government wasn’t created to get involved with medical care, provide welfare for certain groups, to tell people what to do, or to set national policies. Fact!
With this fact in mind, how is that school administrators and teachers are demanding students wear masks and be vaccinated? How are they getting away with infringing on the God-given rights of others, when a government was put in place to stop just that?
Government, in fact, is fueling it. And so, the answer to those questions is this; the opposite of the above doctrine is called socialism-that is, government knows best and the rights of the individual must be sacrificed to “the collective good.” Socialism was the basis of the Soviet Union and more accepted in Europe.
The American founders broke away from the socialist idea in asserting the spiritual concept that government exists to protect and further the potential of each individual. [Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Practitioners, Dr. Lawrence Wilson, 2007.]
We are losing our way of life because we’re straying from the beliefs and ideals this country was founded on to a more socialistic view.