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Students with Disabilities to Lose out in latest Funding Freeze

Aug 6th 2014

The country’s most prominent and leading national education union has been condemned and accused by the Abbott administration of failing groups of student with disabilities by going back on a promise to increase amounts of funding for them starting from next year. The Abbott administration’s acknowledgement to a special senate inquiry into the funding of schools discovered that an increase that was promised to the disability loading given to schools that helps to teach students with disabilities could be a number of years away.

Angelo Gavrielatos, federal president of the Australian Education Union has stated that the renege on funding would lead to thousands of young disabled students being denied the chance to truly reach and achieve their potential, potentially leading to a reduction in personal academic content and a turn to custom essays online in times of need. This shortage of funding for students living with disability has been described as a crisis, with an estimated 100,000 affected students not getting the care and attention that they need. The Coalition promised to initiate an increased disability loading while they were in opposition, and in response to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding, the Coalition has also said that it will wait until all of the data is made available before it thinks about beginning to introduce an increase loading. Mr Gavrielatos voiced his opinion that there is a distinct lack of commitment regarding supporting students living with disabilities and a lack of care about the public schools that educate the majority of these students. In related news the federal government also made an announcement declaring that it is to end its funding for the More Support for Students with Disabilities national partnership, a decision that will take effect starting from next year.

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