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Discrimination of Roma pupils continues: Czech ombudsman | Czech Position

Although less than three percent of the total Czech population are ethnic Roma, children from that minority group make about one-third of students at “practical schools” for kids with mental, psychical or learning disabilities, the office of Ombudsman Pavel Varvařovský said on Wednesday.

“[It] is quite obvious that Romani children are enrolled in special schools to an extent that far exceeds their representation in the population,” said the office, which conducted research at 67 randomly selected primary schools in all regions of the Czech Republic, and said the findings were evidence of continuing “indirect discrimination.”

via Discrimination of Roma pupils continues: Czech ombudsman | Czech Position.

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