On August 29 the Chiba City Board of Education revealed that six faculty members in the city were found to be infected with the new coronavirus, and two of them were leading students in the Tokyo Paralympic Games watching cooperation program.
A just-enacted law in Japan to support children who need daily medical care and their families has laid bare the hardships such children face in entering the education system, including admission to nurseries and primary schools — something the rest of society takes for granted.
It was found that a female teacher in her 60s working at a special school in western Gunma Prefecture posted on Twitter content that discriminates against persons with disabilities. The prefectural board of education is also grasping the facts and considering the disposal of the teacher.
The National Center for University Entrance Examinations announced on the 17th and 16th that there was a mistake in the question booklet prepared for the visually impaired in the public examination of the common university entrance test. There is a special question booklet with enlarged letters, and two students nationwide used it. There were no mistakes in the questions in the regular booklet.
The student expressed criticisms, saying that “The only thing that brought me to school was discrimination against disabilities.” He claimed that he violated the law, which requires local governments to take reasonable care to remove social obstacles.
Following the closure of all special needs schools in Hokkaido due to the spread of the new coronavirus, parents and other groups have requested the Education Committee to create a place for children with disabilities.
Six organizations, including parents with children with disabilities, such as intellectual disability and autism, made requests to the school’s Board of Education, Yoshihiro Sato, and submitted a request.
“Two and a half years have passed since the Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education accepted students with intellectual disabilities in ‘mainstream’ schools in three prefectural high schools. These students will graduate in March next year.”