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A Touch Of *Elitism* In German School Policy For The Disabled

Disabled kids can be integrated in regular classes, but only if they are on the university track.

A UN convention stipulates that disabled children have a right to be educated with non-disabled children
A UN convention stipulates that disabled children have a right to be educated with non-disabled children
Yannik Buhl

WALLDORF — Things seemed clear to Kerstin Ehrhardt: Next school year her son Henri would be attending high school in Walldorf in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Henri has Down Syndrome, but at his school he was part of a model experiment with two other mentally disabled children, all three of whom attended regular school classes. But while the other two children have been accepted into high school because they had chosen the program to prepare for the Abitur exam, which puts students on the university track, Henri is not. The powers that be at the high school thus refused him admission because it would require a separate pilot project.

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