Russian-speakers bemoan education law: Parliament calls for all-Latvian classes by 2004

  • 1998-11-12
  • Anastasia Styopina
RIGA - Although the new education law affects Latvia's entire education system, it has caused the most concern among the country's Russian-speaking population.In one of the last decisions of its existence, the 6th Saeima (parliament) passed a law Oct. 29 that requires all children in state and municipal schools to learn in Latvian.But while supporters have praised the law for solidifying the Latvian language's place in the school system, headmasters at Russian-language schools are wondering who will teach their kids.The law calls for state and municipal schools to start a gradual transition...
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