Parents win right to state language choice

14th December 2005, Comments 0 comments

14 December 2005, BARCELONA — A High Court has ruled parents in Catalonia should have the right to ask for their children to be taught in Spanish.

14 December 2005

BARCELONA  —  A High Court has ruled parents in Catalonia should have the right to ask for their children to be taught in Spanish.

The court said the Catalonian regional government should give parents of children under eight years old the option to state that they wish their children to be taught in Spanish as opposed to Catalan.

It is the third time in a year that the court has made a similar ruling against the regional government or Generalitat.

The case was brought by the Association for Tolerance against the Catalonian department of education.

The court said parents should be allowed to indicate in which language they would like their children to be taught.

Recently, the Generalitat called for Spanish to be classed as a foreign language along with English and French.

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