Belgium: Apartheid in school

Belgium: Apartheid in school

An elementary school in Lokeren has several immigrant-only classes, reports East Flanders broadcaster TV OOST.   The school, whose student body is 70% immigrants, wants to fight the decrease in the number of Flemish children.  Some parents say this is pure discrimination.

Principal Luc Audenaert says that this was by request of the parents, who prefer their children sit in class with friends they also see after school.

Flemish Education Minister Pascal Smet wants to first investigate the issue, but says that it seems evident that children should be in mixed classes.

Some Flemish parents think the division is shameful and the mother of one immigrant girl asks how can the children learn Flemish this way.

Source: HLN (Dutch)

See also: Denmark: Danish apartheid and Denmark: Danish apartheid 2