Plan for Catalan language school scrapped

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Education authorities cited lack of applications as reason to scrap a Catalan-language school in Madrid.

6 May 2008

MADRID - The Madrid regional government has scrapped a plan to set up a Catalan-language school in the Spanish capital because of lack of interest among parents.

"There wasn't much demand from families," Lucía Figar, the head of the regional education department, said yesterday.

Figar said that education authorities had received just 11 applications for children to attend the primary school from next September, when 10 per class were necessary to make its creation worthwhile. There are around 80,000 families of Catalan origin living in the Madrid region.

[El Pais / Expatica]

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