My ideas about educational policy in my school, district, state, and federal level will occur. When I explain an issue I will provide at least one solution. I am not one to complain or notice a problem and not present a way to solve it. Since I am not an administrator I know that I do not know enough about the red tape in education and therefore my ideas might not be realistic, but I cannot know that if I do not present them. I also am highly aware that educational policy is dependent upon your school, district, school board, and state. I picked my grad school based on the location as I wanted to learn about education and teacher unions in the northeast.
I will write a plethora on the topic inclusion. I was a huge cheerleader for co-teaching for a long time, but as I moved from one teachers room to another the reality made it more difficult and almost impossible at times. I was a glorified para-pro with a Master’s degree. I eventually realized in grad school that inclusion and specifically, co-teaching, was my passion and the topic for my dissertation. So, I spent much of my grad school time reading about educational policy, since co-teaching was catapulted into popularity in response to federal educational policy, The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.