Regular Education Initiative (REI)

A movement during the 1980s to try and correct the limitations of IDEA by eliminating separate special education programs and creating one system of general education in which students with disabilities were to be supported within general education classrooms.

In context: Skrtic focuses on REI as an example of a movement that will ultimately fail to reform education unless its proponents expand their criticism to question the basic assumptions which dictate the structure of traditional public schools.