Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education


Due to the current political climate, the issues surrounding inclusion have come to forefront in schools across the nation. Today, schools are more focused on achievement testing and provisions associated with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Schools are increasingly concerned with the testing and achievement of students enrolled in Special Education, and therefore, placement options that will increase achievement are being debated more often. The following review traces the inclusion movement through relevant court decisions and can be used as a guide for those interested in the history of inclusion in the public schools. Further, the review serves as a basis for understanding the current focus on inclusion and possible future decisions surrounding the issue.