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Special schools should be abolished.



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Senator Sue Boyce Liberal - Queensland

Electorate Office: Level 9, 301 Coronation Drive, Milton, Qld

Telephone: (07) 3510 3100 Facsimile: (07) 3510 3111

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 JUNE 2008

 

Special schools should be abolished 

 

Senator Sue Boyce, Liberal Senator for Queensland, has called  for special schools to be abolished and children with disabilities  integrated into mainstream schools. 

“In terms of education, it’s my personal view that we won’t fix  education until we abolish special schools,” Senator Boyce said. 

“If mainstream schools had no option but to accept children  with disabilities, they would concentrate on how to make it  work, not how to avoid getting involved.  

Senator Boyce said “if all the human and funding resources  currently tied up in special schools were handed over to the  mainstream system, it would be so much easier to make it  work.”  

“It is a testament to the tenacity of the DSAQ that for the first  time, this year the DSAQ has been funded to provide an  educational adviser for families with a primary school child.”  

Senator Boyce was speaking at a major Down Syndrome  Association of Queensland function today. 

 

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