According to Amnesty International and many human rights' NGOs, Romani children in Slovakia are being denied the right to a proper education by a system that routinely discriminates against them, for instance putting them in classes for children with mental disabilities only because of their belonging.
In the last months, Slovakia proposed to build some special schools where to bring the children of the Roma people in order to assure them their right to have an education. The Slovakkian Prime Minister, Mr. Robert Frico, underlined that the idea is to take the children from their home settlements and bring them to the state schools where only Roma students will be learning. In fact, the proposal is to have special schools only for them, and on this point there is a division in the public opinion as well as concern from some NGOs.
In fact, Amnesty International, is concerned about this proposal because "uprooting children from their surroundings and removing them from their families is an attack on their identity" and because "isolated from the outside world, Romani children will find it more difficult to fully participate in Slovak society. The government's proposal will perpetuate the segregation they experience now. In fact it will make it official."
Amnesty International also believes that this proposal is not compatible with the Slovakian and with the European law.
For more info on Amnesty's position on the situation of the Roma's children in Slovakia: http://www.amnesty.org/en/appeals-for-action/romani-children-denied-proper-education-slovakia
In my opinion, it is important to assure every child in the world a proper education, but not in this way (segregation)... what about you, fellow bloggers? any comment?