....with the SPED venting, but I need to be all livid about this so I can let it go and sleep tonight. Your ears, please? Thank you. I am a self-contained Special Education teacher. I regularly monitor my students to see if they would be good candidates for inclusion since I believe if they can handle the work academically and socially, they should be with their peers. It is customary in my school to do a "trial run" of students in Gen Ed before we re-write their IEP. We give them a few weeks to see if they can actually cut it, then we re-write the IEP, move kids to different rosters, etc. I have a student who pushes out to 3/5 subjects. She has made such progress in literacy that I would like her to go to regular classes for her other 2 subjects as well. She is a great candidate...very socially typical, motivated to learn, involved family, etc. I approached my team about discussing this. First teacher, no problem. We looked over the data....talked to the resource/co-teacher, and I asked "Are you comfortable with her coming? What do you think?" She's totally on board. We are ready to support both of them. Second teacher, totally different story. I called, emailed, and spoke to her in person asking her opinion. HER OPINION....in no way did I say "Hey, this kid's coming after spring break. Good luck with that! Toodles!" I wanted to discuss with her like I did Teacher 1. This teacher is sort of a SPED hater....she claimed in a meeting (with my Principal) that accommodations and modifications are "bull $hit" and too much work. I tried to offer some ways to support her and she cut me off and stormed out of the meeting. Now she's sent an email copying EVERYONE on my team, my principal, and my case manager about how Ms. FourSquare wants to "dump" a student in her already large class, how she was not communicated with (lies!), and how she doesn't understand why the referral process takes so long but that inclusion can just happen whenever "Ms. FourSquare feels like it." Oh, and she's "not complaining." She's just "Concerned and confused." Thank goodness I documented all this to cover my behind! Some people just need to retire.