Education Ministry changes law in response to EC criticism

17 Jun 2015

‘The Slovak Spectator’ reports on a new amendment to the Education Act prepared by the Ministry of Education in Slovakia. According to the newspaper, the state was forced to implement some actions after being accused by the European Commission fro providing unequal rights to education for Roma children. The amendment aims to improve the conditions of children from socially disadvantaged background. It is expected that these children will not be treated as having physical disabilities or handicaps and placed to classrooms for children with special needs. According to the newspaper, the law should decrease children segregation, and also improve monitoring mechanism of children’s basic rights in the country.


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