27.11.2018 BRUSSELS PROTESTED ON LATVIAN SCHOOL REFORMS
EFA MEP Miroslavs Mitrofanovs opposes Latvian education reforms...
BRUSSELS PROTESTED ON LATVIAN SCHOOL REFORMS
EFA MEP Miroslavs Mitrofanovs opposes Latvian education reforms
Opponents to controversial school reforms in Latvia brought their protests to Brussels this week, supported by Greens/EFA MEP Miroslavs Mitrofanovs, and former MEP Tatjana Ždanoka.
They oppose plans by the Latvian government to phase out most Russian language teaching in the country's schools, to be replaced by Latvian as the main language of instruction.
More than a quarter of Latvia's population speaks Russian as a first language.
The opponents claim the move would damage children's education. They complain that it could be seen as discriminatory or even an attempt at forcing assimilation.
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