Disability Discrimination Education Hyogo Japan

Takarazuka City Board of Education member apologizes for remarks about disabled girl

“Takarazuka City Board of Education said on Monday that a male (72), who was a board of education, attending public elementary schools in the city, said something to a mother of a fourth-graded girl (9) suffering from incurable diseases " that the city's board of education recognized the remark as "discrimination". The man submitted his resignation last month and it was accepted on the 26th.”

Written with extracts from The Sankei Shimbun

August 31st 2018

HYOGO PREF -,Takarazuka City Board of Education said on Monday that a male (72), who was a board of education, attending public elementary schools in the city, said something to a mother of a fourth-graded girl (9) suffering from incurable diseases ” that the city’s board of education recognized the remark as “discrimination”. The man submitted his resignation last month and it was accepted on the 26th.

According to the city board of education, the girl suffers from spinal muscular atrophy and needs medical care such as suction. She hoped to go to elementary school with friends of kindergarten, and entered elementary school where nurses were arranged in Heisei 20 years. She goes to school while using a mechanical ventilator.

When he visited elementary school in June this year, he saw the girls taking care of nurses in the classroom and said, “It is better for protected schools with well-equipped environment”. When my mother tells me that he wants to go to this school, he said, “The person may be so, but the surroundings are hard.”

In response to the interview with the city board of education, the former committee member said, “I thought that a better school would be able to respond better, I apologize for hurting my family’s feelings.”

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