10 Reasons to Support Inclusive School Communities for ALL Students
1. Support of Civil Rights
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Like all students, those with disabilities have the right to attend regular schools and general education classes. Inclusion is a civil rights issue. In a democratic society, every person is to be afforded equal opportunities; segregated settings and marginalization from mainstreamed American experiences symbolize society’s rejection of a segment of the population. Participation in inclusive schools and communities provides students with and without disabilities the experience of a society that values and includes all its citizens.