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Macedonia: Officials, Not Parents, Take Lead on Placing Romani Children in Segregated Education – ERRC.org

“Budapest, Skopje, 30 August 2012: Romani children in Macedonia are being placed in special education without a clear and transparent process that allows parents to make a full and informed decision, according to new research by the European Roma Rights Centre ERRC and the National Roma Centrum NRC. Contrary to recent announcements by Macedonian Ministerial officials, most often it is education and diagnostic officials – not parents – who start procedures leading to the placement of Romani children in special education. More than two thirds of parents surveyed 68.5% said their children were recommended to be sent for testing to attend special education by a school official, an education expert, a doctor or a social centre.”

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via Macedonia: Officials, Not Parents, Take Lead on Placing Romani Children in Segregated Education – ERRC.org.

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