Consequently, "the disabled children are not getting appropriate, specialized attention and care, and the regular students' education is disrupted constantly." He further argues that inclusion does not make sense in light of pressures from state legislatures and the public at large to develop higher academic standards and to improve the academic achievement of students.
Lieberman (1992) agrees: We are testing more, not less.
Chronic conditions such as back pain or epilepsy may require shorter absences, but can strike unpredictably.
Fortunately, relatively few of us will have to wrestle with our consciences in this way, but for those who do, it’s a tough call.
According to the Department for Work and Pensions, 5.9 million workers in Britain currently have long-standing health conditions, and a study by Bupa has estimated that by the year 2030 the number of British workers with chronic conditions such as diabetes will rise above four million.
It took writers such as Madhur Jaffrey to teach the British the subtleties of Indian spicing.
Jaffrey is still going strong – her Curry Easy (Ebury, £20) was one of the best books of last year. Chiman's is a small family-run business based in Devon, founded 20 years ago.
It may be a step down from Madhur Jaffrey, but it's a step up from cook-in sauces and ready-meals. The latest addition to the Chiman's range is the Colonel's Curry, a powder made to the Victorian recipe of none other than Arthur Kenney-Herbert.
The recipe includes a bizarre dollop of redcurrant jelly, because the colonel thought this would be a good approximation of tamarind.