Special-needs efforts can improve educational outcomes


Watched part of a television show last night on poor and under-served children around the world. Talked about how poverty feeds the thriving drug and little-girl-prostitution trades in India. Hmmm. Poverty drives the children to sell their bodies. What’s driving the people who buy the children’s innocence?

A PhD from Egypt says if schools learn to accept, mainstream, and challenge special-needs kids, the entire audience–kids of even advanced abilities–will benefit. What a wonderful concept. Passionately accommodate within the system those with the greatest needs, and the quality for all constituents improves. Think about the implications…

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