School board resigns over migrant plan

10th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

A school board in the town of Ede resigned after its plan to strictly limit the number of migrant children admitted to one of its primary schools sparked a public outcry.

The Proominent foundation, which runs 13 public primary schools in the Ede municipality, argued that restricting the number of migrant children would make the school more representative of the surrounding neighbourhood.

In a statement, the board said that the accusations of discrimination against migrants were the reason for their resignation. The board members felt their integrity had been compromised and said they no longer had faith in the Ede council, which had also criticised their plan.

The board believes that the media “painted a distorted and over-simplified image” of its plan, which it said was actually intended to promote integration.


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