Latvia's educational system should learn to help

  • 2006-08-02
  • By Tom Schmidt
School should be easy. I don't mean that the learning process should be without challenge, but that we should not be faced with significant challenges when choosing and working with our children's schools. In an ideal situation we would take our children to a neighborhood school, and the child would grow and thrive in a supportive learning environment. Maybe most children and parents in Riga find it that way. We haven't. Challenges abound. Our son has dyslexia and dysgraphia (difficulty writing). These challenges have led us to arguments in school hallways, crying at home and ultimately to ...
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