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Participants of the All-Latvian Parents' meeting to go to court to protect Russian schools

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Participants of the All-Latvian Parents' meeting to go to court to protect Russian schools


02.04.2019

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Participants of the All-Latvian parents’ meeting, which was held in Riga, will defend the rights of Russian children for education in their native language through the Latvian Constitutional Court. Activists and parents of schoolchildren will demand to abolish the transition of minority schools to the Latvian language. The resolution adopted at the end of the meeting also contains concerns about the deterioration of the situation in the school system, TASS reports.

The participants of the parent meeting called the transition of schools to the Latvian language a political and discriminatory decision. According to the advocates of Russian schools, it will entail negative consequences. The participants of the meeting proposed that children were granted the right to study the main school subjects “in the mother tongue”, while learning the Latvian language in depth as a separate discipline. According to representatives of the Russian-speaking minority, only permission to study in Russian will allow Russian-speaking schoolchildren to receive a quality education.

In addition to the decision to apply to the Constitutional Court, the participants of the parents' meeting agreed to send a resolution to the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science. The document states that the situation in education is worsening, and dissatisfaction in a number of recent reforms grows. According to defenders of Russian schools, the “stupid” reforms of the ministry’s officials led to study overload of schoolchildren.

Russkiy Mir reported earlier that the All-Latvian parent meeting was held for the second time. The organizers stated that the first meeting, which took place a year ago, led to the prosecution of a number of participants up to the initiation of criminal cases.

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