[Hungary] Measures promoting educational integration of children with learning difficulties slashed by new modification of the law

01 Jun 2017
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Index

The news portal Index reports that Parliament in Hungary has approved a modification of the law on public education that would not allow schools to ease requirements for children who have learning difficulties. In the past children with learning difficulties did not have to receive grades in order to help their integration and progess in school, rather than evaluating their performance that was obviously lower due to their difficulties (like dyslexia). Also, the law now allows schools to not employ special education teachers for these kids, but to have regular teachers work with them, again diminishing the opportunities of these children to develop and close their educational gaps. While there was consultation with NGOs on the issue, the modification was submitted without considering any of the NGOs' suggestions. 

 

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