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When the people are asked, they respond. Too bad the politicians are not the eager to listen to the real opinion of the people, if they did Finland would never have signed the Lisbon Treaty (EU constitution). KGS

Low Support for Ethnic Quotas in Schools

A poll by the daily Helsingin Sanomat shows that around one in three residents in the southern region of Uusimaa would back ceilings on the number of children of immigrant background in individual schools.

Children from immigrant families make up more than half of all pupils in some schools in the capital region, while there are other schools with none at all. The National Board of Education has urged local governments to examine the issue of achieving a better ethnic balance in schools. However, this survey found that a majority of people oppose the idea of ethnic quotas.

The biggest backers of quotas are supporters of the True Finns Party. Over 40 percent of Centre Party voters interviewd in the survey in the capital also said they would be in favour of limits. The lowest levels of support for the idea were found among supports of the Left Alliance and the Green League.


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