There’s a documentary coming to Public Television in October that has the ability to change and amplify the debate over special needs in public schools, a debate that is now mostly faceless.
Photojournalist Dan Habib produced the film after his son, Samuel, was born with cerebral palsy. Now he’s considering how his son is going to grow up and keep up in public schools.
“What makes inclusion successful? What makes it fail?” he asks.
“Everybody else in life is going to limit him; I can’t do it,” Samuel’s mother says.
Here’s a preview:
Related: In its story today about the difficulty young teachers in Minnesota are having getting and keeping jobs in a time of school cutbacks, this lone sentence jumped out:
What’s more, with the exception of math, science and special education areas, Minnesota already is overloaded with teachers.
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