Major cracks are emerging in the education sector as the government’s one-size-fits all approach to education leaves schools and special needs students in the lurch, says New Zealand First’s Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin.
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The future of the only single sex residential school for girls and young women with learning disabilities and social, emotional or behavioural problems is still at risk, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First says the Government’s response to fixing the transport calamities experienced by some of our most vulnerable special needs students is underwhelming.
New Zealand First says National’s slash and burn approach to education is again seeing special needs students suffering unnecessary hardship.
New Zealand First has urged the Education Minister to accept the High Court ruling that closing Salisbury special needs school for girls in Nelson is unlawful.
Quality education has been further compromised by National’s decision to close down half of the country’s Residential Special Schools, says New Zealand First disability issues spokesperson Barbara Stewart.
New Zealand First is supporting moves to stop the Government from closing the Ranui Primary Special Needs Unit in West Auckland which would force the kids to attend mainstream classes.
Visit to Salisbury School, Nelson. The girls who attend Salisbury school struggle in mainstream schools. Their social, educational and emotional needs are met and catered for here.