Racist Pauline

Hi Racist  Pauline,

 

Why you always against people suffering from disabilities?

 

Looking forward for your response soon.

 

Edward Hwang

President

Unity Party WA

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—–Original Message—–

From: Eddie Hwang [mailto:eddieh@iinet.net.au]

Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:02 AM

To: eddieh@iinet.net.au

Subject:

 

A Perth mum’s open letter to Pauline Hanson about autism

 

Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:28AM

 

A Perth mum’s open letter to Pauline Hanson about autism

 

Politicians have united to condemn Pauline Hanson’s views on autistic children in state schools

 

Pauline,

 

Here is a link to ‘The Disability Standards For Education’ that you obviously have not read and I think perhaps it would be useful for you to read!

 

“The Act seeks to eliminate, as far as possible, discrimination against people with disabilities. Under section 22 of the Act, it is unlawful for an educational authority to discriminate against a person on the ground of the person’s disability or a disability of any associates of that person. Section 31 of the Act enables the Attorney-General to formulate disability standards in relation to a range of areas, including the education of persons with a disability.”

 

Maribel Ward with her son Kieran.

 

When I read your comments today I could not believe my eyes. To say I am infuriated would be understatement. Not only are they incredibly insensitive and hurtful but completely ignorant and mistaken. Another example, yet again, of you attacking a minority group! It is disgraceful that you even have the forum to share your archaic and misinformed beliefs and thoughts!

 

As a parent of a child with autism in a mainstream school, who by the way is doing brilliantly thanks to his amazing teacher and other support networks, and as a primary school teacher, I feel well placed to respond to your comments and statements regarding the state of our education system and its so called ‘problems’.

 

 

Pauline Hanson’s comments about autistic children have drawn widespread criticism.Picture: The Geraldton Guardian

 

Today YOU have placed the blame on children with disabilities. They take up too much of the teacher’s time you say, so your solution? Take them out of mainstream school to put them in ‘special classrooms’! I am all for families having the option to choose schools that cater specifically to children with special needs but if a family believes a mainstream school is the best place for their child, then it is their right to do so. Who are you to say otherwise? How about we support the teacher within the classroom and provide them with extra training, time and in class support to be able to cater to all children’s needs. Do you not think that the issue here is not the fact that children with disabilities are included but that there isn’t enough support for them within the classroom itself! How much time is ‘too much’?

 

These ‘do gooders, who want everyone to feel good about themselves’ you speak of, are professionals who work incredibly hard. Do you know what happens when ‘children feel good about themselves’? Another area you could research! With the rise of children with anxiety issues and the increased suicide rates I find this comment confusing to say the least.

 

Pauline Hanson has also found herself in hot water with comments about Easter eggs.Picture: Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain

 

In fact, the teaching profession has never worked harder and it is not because of the children in our classes but the system we find ourselves in. The pressure to ‘improve results’ has led to more standardised testing, an overloaded curriculum, increased paperwork, stressed students and teachers, less time in the classroom to actually teach and enjoy learning and the list goes on. Approximately 25 per cent of teachers leave the profession within the first five years of graduating, what does this tell you?

 

You talk about the impact of having children with a disability in a mainstream classroom on the ‘other’ children. Have you read any of the studies on this topic? The benefits for all students are well documented and I would suggest that you do some research before you make ill-informed comments.

 

There is much to gain from inclusive mainstream settings for all parties involved, it just needs to be supported. I would strongly urge you Pauline, to make a public apology for your comments and ask you to research before voicing your opinions so publicly.

 

Regards

 

Maribel Ward

 

Edward Hwang

President

Unitypartywa.org

info@unitypartywa.org

http://unitypartywa.wordpress.com

 

http://twitter.com/unitypartywa

 

Fax/hone: 61893681884

 

Save the trees – Please use email

 

UPWA is the only political Party that calls a spade a spade

 

 

 

 

 

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