Also, our child was placed into an inclusive class. One-fourth of the children have learning disabilities. The teacher claims that she will teach the students at three levels: SLD students, middle level and high level. It seems to us that this is a bit much for the teacher to undertake. What are your thoughts?
In schools where parents have some voice in selecting teachers for their children, it is usually just to describe the type of teacher they want for their child. Your best chance to get this type of policy implemented is to work with the parent-teacher association.
Today, almost every elementary school classroom will have some students with learning disabilities because of federal legislation requiring that their needs be met in the "least restrictive environment." And whether or not there are students with learning disabilities, every classroom has students with a wide range of abilities.
How well inclusion will work in your daughter's classroom depends greatly on the attitude and skills of the teacher. It sounds like this teacher believes inclusion will work, which is absolutely essential. If she also has the knowledge and skills to adapt the curriculum and her instructional methods according to the students' needs, this year should be a success for your daughter and all the other students in her class.
You should visit your daughter's classroom to see how well inclusion is working. Inclusion can be pushed to such extremes that it adversely affects the learning of all the students in a classroom.