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(Canada) Teachers: "The policy of one classroom for everyone is hurting students of all abilities"

Nov 21, 2017, (Canada) CBC News: Teachers call for changes to inclusion policy for classrooms—Classroom composition is a major issue for teachers across the province http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/inclusion-policy-new-brunswick-teachers-association-1.4411713 Mixing students who have intellectual disabilities with students who don't can have an impact on overall learning inside the classroom, the New Brunswick Teachers Association president says. "It's difficult to be able to match all the needs of students learning in today's classroom," George Daley said Tuesday. "Classroom composition is our number one issue." Earlier this week, education consultant Paul Bennett said the province's policy of one classroom for everyone is hurting students of all abilities, especially those who could be the highest achievers and those with complex needs. … New Brunswick's policy of inclusive education, which was last updated in September 2013, requires all students be with their peers in a "common learning environment" and that instruction be primarily provided by the classroom teacher. But Daley said there's a lack of resources to meet the high-end needs of students, including a lack of resource teachers in the system....