Federal Secretary Chris Watt said that schools, teachers and parents are only too well aware of the education needs for students with disabilities and the failure of current funding settings to meet these needs.
“Keeping an important report ‘secret’ does not help the school sector contribute to and be part of the solution.”
“We know that the costs are substantial, but this is a fundamental question of the rights of children to a quality education. It is essentially a moral question.”
“The IEU’s campaign for these students asks the question of all federal politicians: we care, do you?”.
“Unfortunately education ministers have squibbed the question.”
The IEU’s campaign can be found at www.educationforall.com.au/swd