Fwd: RFE/RL: Proposal To Preserve Russian Schools In Estonia Rejected


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Subject: Fwd: RFE/RL: Proposal To Preserve Russian Schools In Estonia Rejected

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Original sender: Petra Kovacs <multiethnic-owner@yahoogroups.com>

Fwd: RFE/RL: Proposal To Preserve Russian Schools In Estonia
Rejected

 
RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 5, No. 51, Part II, 14 March 2001
PROPOSAL TO PRESERVE RUSSIAN SCHOOLS IN ESTONIA REJECTED. The Estonian
parliament on 13 March defeated by a vote of 32 to 46 a bill proposed
by the Center Party that would have allowed Russian-language secondary
schools to continue operating after 2007, BNS reported. Current laws
require that the language of instruction in all basic and secondary
schools be Estonian by the 2007/2008 school year at the latest. The
Center Party proposal would have amended the laws to allow
non-Estonian-language secondary schools to function side-by-side with
Estonian-language schools. However, the law would have required
Estonian to be a compulsory subject beginning in the first grade in
all schools where the language of instruction is not Estonian. SG
 
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>From the moderator: It seems that this posting contains somewhat
inaccurate information about the provisions of Estonia's Education law
- this law does not envisage that the language of instruction in all
basic schools be Estonian by the 2007/2008 school year. For relevant
excerpts from this law, see
http://www.riga.lv/minelres/NationalLegislation/Estonia/Estonia_BasicSchools_excerpts_English.htm
Boris  

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