In The Media | 17 February 2017

Students with a disability face massive funding shortfall, Education Council figures suggest

Students with a disability face an enormous funding gap in Australian schools, new figures from the Productivity Commission and the Education Council appear to show.

Last December, the Education Council released its Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) for school students with disability for the first time, with responses from 100 per cent of schools.

When compared to the Productivity Commission’s figures, it appears to show more than 268,000 students with disability are in school without funding support to assist in their education.

For some families this means their children cannot get the education they had hoped for.

Source: ABC News