Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Problems for kids with disabilities
I'm not sure why this is news to the Age. It is well known that 80% of students with special needs are taught in public schools. I've had a number of students over the years ( mostly with ADHD) who have been encouraged to enrol in state schools. Two that were told their enrolment wouldn't be accepted at a school that they had started kindergarten at because of their behaviour. (One ended up repeating kindergarten in another town and the other enrolled at a large school nearby and ironically ended Prep reading at Level 24!) You know I thought all the government funding they get was supposed to help provide support ( infrastructure, resources, staffing) for children with special needs in their schools? How are they spending their tax payers money for this? Who is keeping them to account? I know Birmingham wouldn't care but surely the state government should!