“Why this helps the “mainstreamed” child I will never know, but I do know it hurts every other child in that class.”
I remember mainstreamed kids when I was in school 40 years ago. It was taxpayer funded babysitting for the parents and I’m sure there were big Federal bucks involved, too.
None of the kids I remember were violent but they were all attention-intensive and there was usually a teacher’s aide around to help, nothing we had for a class of 25+ normal kids.
What is public education Alex?
All schooling is babysitting. The goal of compulsory schooling was to separate children from parents, so that the children could be molded according to the will of the elites, and so that women could be thrown into the "workforce." It's been that way from the beginning. It's nothing new.
Have you heard the term, "Carnegie Units"? The reason for the name is that Rockefeller and Carnegie spent more money on "educational research" in the early 1900s than all levels of government combined. They wanted a docile working class, and they got it, through the methodology of behavioral psychology.
Nothing proves the brilliance of their strategy than the fact that parents, who suffered through 12 mind-numbing years of school, gladly send their children off to the same fate, all the while imagining themselves to be freethinkers.
Yes, schooling works. But not in the way we've been taught to believe.
Read, "The Underground History of American Education" for free on-line, or watch any of John Taylor Gatto's interviews on YouTube.
God help us. And God save the children.