Re: “My life’s project” (Nov. 11, 2021)

Miu Goto, 2024

To the Editor: Nikhil Kishore 

     When I lived in Japan, the elementary school that I went to divided the class into students with disabilities and students with no disabilities. There were four classes composed of students with no disabilities, and one class with students with disabilities, which was composed of students of grades one to six. 

     This created huge divisions between the students with and without disabilities. There was no interaction between students with no disabilities and students with disabilities in the school, and there were absolutely no classes which taught about disabilities. Many of my friends viewed them as less intelligent, made fun of their looks, and never hung out with them after school, simply because they did not have the chance to learn about them. 

     This is why I believe that it is important for schools to provide their students the opportunity to learn about people with disabilities at a young age. Thus, I strongly believe that the “Disability Curriculum” is a necessity, not only for the WW-P district, but for schools throughout the United States, and around the world.

Miu Goto