Slovakia's failing marks on Romani children
By Anna Blus, Central Europe Researcher
It is lunch time in a small town in eastern Slovakia, and the sound of children's laughter rings out from a school playground. This is a sleepy, unremarkable place, sitting under a pall of grey smoke from the nearby industrial plant whose tall chimneys dominate the landscape. Something that is unusual about this town, though, is the high proportion of its Romani children who have been diagnosed as having "mild mental disabilities" and placed in a so-called “special” school, separated from other children.
2 March 2017