Group Wants More Special Students Taught in Local District Classrooms

By Marshall, Jon | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), February 23, 1996 | Go to article overview

Group Wants More Special Students Taught in Local District Classrooms


Marshall, Jon, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Jon Marshall Daily Herald Staff Writer

New plan for Lake County students with disabilities

Who: About 300 students with moderate disabilities

What: Students study in their home districts instead of at separate facilities

Where it would apply: School districts with 10 or more students with disabilities

When: Starting in 2000

Cost: Will vary among districts. The overall plan would cost districts an extra $336 annually per special education student

Source: Special Education District of Lake County

The Special Education District of Lake County is considering a plan to place more students with moderate disabilities in their neighborhood schools.

The plan would save students from being bused around the county and allow them to interact more with their peers, special education district Superintendent John Anderson said Thursday.

"We think this represents a better philosophy rather than segregating the children," Anderson said. "Children with disabilities deserve as much opportunity to receive their education in their home district as do other children."

Local school districts will have a choice of putting the special education students in regular classrooms or creating resource rooms for them, Anderson said.

Students with severe disabilities would remain in separate special education district classrooms, Anderson said.

The special education district teaches 2,600 Lake County students with mental, physical or emotional disabilities.

The proposal would affect about 300 of those students, Anderson said. It would apply to schools that have more than 10 students with moderate disabilities.

The district's plan reflects a national trend toward more inclusion of special education students in local schools and regular classrooms.

During the last 10 years, the number of regular classroom placements rose from roughly 30 percent to about 40 percent of all special education students, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

The trend results from a push for classroom inclusion by some disability advocacy groups and a desire by special education programs to save money, said Robert Tate, an analyst with the National Education Association, a teachers union. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Group Wants More Special Students Taught in Local District Classrooms
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.