When we look back at 2020, I hope the first words in history are, “This was not a choice. And look at what changes came about.”
We’ve been spending a lot of time in the recent past weeks looking at the history of inclusive education in relationship to many events. And right now as many folks are at home, preparing to return to whatever school will look like in the coming months, we are facing an equally interesting time of social change as all the times of social change before.
This quarter’s publication includes last quarters’ planned work though it has taken a different tone with the emergence of Distance Learning which will be refined in the upcoming days. Additionally, we will be providing resources for opening discussions about race issues. Our place at the table for discussing Inclusion is incomplete without people from all ethnic backgrounds. If we do nothing other than support our communities during this time then we are building the world we need to have to succeed during this time. We will also hear from some stories in the trenches and lessons we need to carry with us into the next academic year.
We cannot think of a better way to look at our time in context with history, strategies, and support for everyone.
We hope you and yours are staying safe. We look forward to connecting with you.