Both the Latvian government and the Education Ministry have agreed that reforming the nation's education system, from secondary school to university, is a pressing priority. Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis recently highlighted the need for state-wide curriculum improvements, and the latest target report on EU structural funds stated that science and education would receive the most support. Meanwhile, the government has proposed introducing Latvian history as a separate subject in public schools, leading critics to question the reasons behind this reform (see story on Page 14). To gain a bet...
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