Latvian teachers’ “loyalty” amendment is nonsense!

  • 2017-02-08
  • Karlis Streips
Politicians quite often have a habit of dealing with peripheral issues so that they don’t have to think about important ones.  In Latvia’s case, that is specifically true with respect to two amendments to laws which our wise heads, as Latvians ironically refer to their elected representatives, have passed in recent times.  One was the so-called morality amendment to Latvia’s education law, which was the result of one schoolteacher giving her high school students one poem to read which contained, entirely in context, a naughty word.  Can’t have that. Te...
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