Today Scott gave me a scenario to think about. I’m going to tell you what I think and I would like your feedback as well.
Three boys are at a baseball game, but unfortunately for them, they have to look over a fence to be able to see the game. The height of the fence is 5 feet tall. The boys range differently in heights. They have three milk crates to stand on. One of the boys does not need a milk crate because he is 6 foot tall. The other boys however need one because boy 2 is 4’ 6” and boy 3 is 3’ 10”. Another question Scott asked me was if one or two of the boys use more than one crate. I feel that each kid should get as many crates as they need so that everybody can see. Look at it this way, if you’re a special education teacher, do you give one student more help than another? Or is the help that you give spread out to all of your students equally? My first guess would be that you don’t just give all of your help to one student; you spread it out amongst your students. For instance a five-year-old would need more help with figuring out a math problem like 10×12 versus a 12th grader who could figure that out almost instantly. The point that I am trying to make is that you should always treat people fairly no matter if they are disabled or not.
What do you think?