Coventry, United Kingdom: “Disabled youngsters and students with special educational needs at a Coventry college have protested outside the Houses of Parliament against educational inequality.
A group of 19 students from Hereward College traveled down to London to take part in a national demonstration as part of the ‘Right not a Fight’ campaign.
The initiative – run by Natspec (The Association of National Specialist Colleges) – aims to give young people with disabilities a platform to voice their concerns about lack of information, guidance and advice over education, training and employment options.
Joey Mander, a 17-year-old student from Hereward College, said learners with additional needs wanted a ‘level playing field’ – allowing them to have the same educational chances as non-disabled youngsters.”
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