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Is this a familiar scenario in your classroom? As you start your science lesson, a few kids start putting papers away, in anticipation of leaving. The special education resource teacher appears at the door and collects the kids with Individual Education Plans (IEP). These kids miss the science lesson again. Is the extra help some students need for reading, writing, and speaking English necessary? Absolutely. It is the child’s right. But shouldn’t they also have the right to explore the natural world? Or to create art and make music? In this month’s column, the field editor addresses these questions, and shares her thoughts about science education.