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NGOs criticise school segregation

TEACHERS’ day in Slovakia was marked on March 28 by the presentation of a new publication entitled Odpovede na otázky (de)segregácie rómskych žiakov vo vzdelávacom systéme na Slovensku (Answers to the Questions of (De)Segregation of Roma Pupils in the Education System in Slovakia).

TEACHERS’ day in Slovakia was marked on March 28 by the presentation of a new publication entitled Odpovede na otázky (de)segregácie rómskych žiakov vo vzdelávacom systéme na Slovensku (Answers to the Questions of (De)Segregation of Roma Pupils in the Education System in Slovakia).

The publication is the joint work of 15 authors from nine NGOs and was published by the Slovak branch of the Open Society Foundation (OSF) which pulled together the informal initiative.

“Segregation in Slovak schools has grown into an institutional rule grown from a habit,” the OSF wrote in a press release.

The report charges that neither the Education Ministry nor any other state institution is doing anything to prevent segregation of Roma children in schools and that no one is monitoring its occurrence.

The OSF also said there is no clear definition of segregation in the law, which is why its publication proposes a way to legally define segregation.

The authors describe aspects of the current education system which represent segregation and ask that the state begin monitoring and evaluating such practices in a comprehensive manner.


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