My district SpEd director let us (site administrators) know that we will be rolling out inclusion (push in) services over the next few years. I am not looking forward to it. Many (most?) of our SpEd kiddos need a small group setting with minimal distractions. Putting them in a regular ed classroom with up to 32 students is not what’s best for them. As a teacher, I would not have wanted a SpEd provider co-teaching with me. It’s nothing personal—it’s just not my style to have someone teaching alongside me. Additionally, if the SpEd teacher is going to be pulling the student to a table for small group help within the Gen Ed classroom, why not just take the student back to the SpEd classroom and work on the lesson there? Furthermore, I went to school to be a gen ed teacher. I am not trained to teach children with specific learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, etc. Maybe I’m completely misunderstanding inclusion. Maybe I’m judging it before giving it a chance. Maybe I’m being a Negative Ned. All I know is that I can completely understand my teachers’ apprehension and frustration.