Monday, November 9, 2009

Thankful A to Z ~E~

Education I am thankful for free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. Every child has the right to be educated no matter what. I went to Western to major in Education because of my deep belief that every child has the right to learn and that not every child learns the same way. I am glad that our government is now supporting education for students with disabilities and has created legislation accordingly. IDEA '97 really opened the door for students with disabilities by allowing for children with disabilities to have the same free and appropriate education as everyone in the least restrictive environment. Having a mixture of students in the classroom teaches all children that there are people in this world who are different but that different does not mean bad.

If you would like to know more about IDEA and its amendments please feel free to check out these websites.
http://idea.ed.gov/
http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-3/courts.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individuals_with_Disabilities_Education_Act