Human Rights Watch: 500,000+ South African children with disabilities reportedly excluded from schooling
- According to a recent Human Rights Watch report, parents of children with disabilities report facing exclusion from mainstream schooling and long waiting lists for admission to special schools.
- Families with children who did manage to make it into schools reported facing neglect and higher student fees.
- The government criticized the report as “sensational,” stating that it failed to acknowledge ongoing efforts towards inclusive education after becoming one of the first to ratify the 2007 U.N. Disability Rights Treaty.
“The job is not done until all children count just the same in the education system.”
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