If by 'REFORMS', we mean "SAVE MONEY", then yes, it's clearly articulated in all our schools. Principals are being handed stipulations that essentially tell them to cease to offer services to students except under the most general of ways... all as a means to saving funds that were originally being set aside for students who need supports in order to succeed.
If by reforms, we are going to blanket the system with a notion that everyone learns the same way, and that 'differentiating learning and teaching' is a meaningless task, then yes, our schools send that message for sure!
Our students, whoever they are, and whatever their gifts and struggles (both), they deserve better than these vacuous 'reforms'... because the 'reforms' = 'save $$ no matter what'.
Inclusive programming with differentiated programming.
That is what our students need, and any good teacher knows this.
Differentiated programming means allowing good qualified individuals to be present in schools, teachers and teams of staff who actually understand the ways in which students learn and work differently. Tests for everyone written by billionaire for profit organizations (Hello,Pearson! hello, J.Klein!) are detrimental to the education across the school populations, but they SPECIFICALLY harm the struggling students and those with needs for smaller classrooms and differentiated instruction.
Reforms, you say? I venture that it is MOST DEFINITELY not about "reform' at all, but a massive preempting of our public school system by corporate and politically motivated individuals who have one goal ONLY : save the $$ from public schools, cut the funds for students across the board, and push all the funding and better schools to the private sector, for private gain and profit.