From Section 3, idea #2 of Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?
If you want to know the answer to this question, ask it. Ask parents, students, teachers, and administrators.
Even though all American schools are expected to follow the same federal law, schools from town to town, district to district, and state to state would answer that question very differently.
If you ask a large group of stakeholders, you are likely to get a variety of answers, but if most of your respondents say things like, “What does that mean?” or “I don’t know”, you likely have work to do.
Whatever you hear, these responses should be helpful in assessing your community. You will learn, for instance, how effective you have been at communicating your values and practices, how individual educators see their work, and how families view their school.
How would you ask this question? What would you do with the answers?