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Submission: Access to Education for All at School


13 June 2019

The Office of the Children's Commissioner's submission for the proposed Education Act amendment about the right to attend school.

New Zealand has a good education system that works for most children and young people. However, about one in five have additional learning needs and the opportunity to attend school full-time and participate is not guaranteed for all of them. Making the 'right to attend school' an explicit provision in the Education Act 1989 would be a positive signal to people about children’s rights to an inclusive education.


Submission Right to attend school June2019