For years, advocates have fought for an end to so-called ‘special schools’, so Australians with a disability can be educated in the mainstream sector.
They argue that ending segregation would be better for people with a disability and the broader community.
But the disability royal commission has failed to reach a consensus on whether segregated education should be phased out over the next three decades.
Just three of the six commissioners are calling for the end of special schools by 2051 and no new enrolments from 2032.
The others did not think a total phase-out was needed to achieve inclusive education.
In this episode National Disability Affairs reporter Nas Campanella discusses the complexities of the issue and what will change now the four-year royal commission is complete.
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