Education has long been pushed as a silver bullet for Social Justice issues, yet many in our community have found and continue to find that the education system is often a barrier to disabled equality and worse actively contributes to our inequality. It is too big a topic for this chat to be comprehensive, but the chat will examine some of the very complex issues our community is engaged with in education.
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INTRODUCTORY TWEETS AND QUESTIONS
Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on education. Please remember to use the hashtag when you tweet.
We are pleased to have guest hosts @DrSubini @EndInvisibility @SaveRyanWhiteD with us today!
If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”
Q1. What do you see as the top issues facing disabled people at all levels of the Education system? #CripTheVote
Q2. How did Disability & the experience of Ableism shape your educational experience? #CripTheVote
Q3. IDEA has been relatively unchanged since its Introduction in 1975 is it time for an overhaul? What would you change? #CripTheVote
Q4. How do ableism and racism work together in our school systems?
There is overwhelming evidence that Disabled students of color are the primary targets of the school to prison pipeline #CripTheVote
Disabled students of color are also far more likely to be disciplined & removed from school for same offenses as their peers. #CripTheVote
Q5. The administration is fighting for more charter schools. How will this affect disabled students? What can we do? #CripTheVote
Deaf students often come into school w. language development far behind non-Deaf peers a gap which is compounded once in school #CripTheVote
Q6. What are the factors that lead to Deaf students not being kindergarten ready and how can this be addressed? #CripTheVote
Q7. Has a focus on inclusive settings kept us from developing more inclusive teaching strategies? If so what do we need to do? #CripTheVote
Q8 What should we think about homeschooling/opting out of education systems that still fail to treat disabled students properly?#CripTheVote
Q9. How do we insist on higher standards for disabled students without making education too harsh, regimented, test-driven? #CripTheVote
Q10. Despite activists to showing the harm and danger of ABA it is still a 1st choice intervention. Why? What can be done? #CripTheVote
Thank you for joining the #CripTheVote chat on education. Please continue the convo!
Many thanks to our guest hosts @DrSubini @EndInvisibility @SaveRyanWhiteD. #CripTheVote
A Storify from today’s #CripTheVote chat will be up shortly.