Shadow Minister for Education and Disability, Steve Doszpot, has today condemned the Stanhope-Gallagher Government for failing to acknowledge the rights of 411 students with a disability currently enrolled in the non-government school sector.
The ACT Education Act 2004 clearly states that education should aim to develop every child’s potential and maximise educational achievements, this would also apply to non-government students also.
“The ACT Human Rights Act 2004 also applies to all students with a disability, not just the government sector.
“Why then are one quarter of the population of students with a disability being ignored in the recent Review into special education needs in the ACT?
And there I was thinking the non-government sector was all about choice.
So if you choose to go to the (here’s a hint Steve) “Non-Government” sector it’s somehow the Government’s responsibility to deliver all the other services they deliver in their own schools?