School crisis over lack of resources available for special needs children
Published 05/07/2011 | 05:00
THE special needs issue must be addressed. A lot of parents are concerned that their children's needs (physical and educational) will not be met in schools in September due to the cutback in special needs assistant allocation -- and their fears are well-founded.
A society is judged on how it treats its most vulnerable and I'm afraid that in our schools in September we are facing a crisis.
Our policies of inclusion and fairness and a right to education will be seriously impeded when the special needs children in our schools no longer have adequate resources afforded to them, which is their right under our Constitution.