Comment: This survey that was published in Opettaja shows that 41% of teachers that were polled would like to place caps on children with immigrant backgrounds at their schools. Contrarily one third of those polled would not place any such limits. According to every fourth teacher, larger numbers of immigrant children increase commotion and noise in class as well as violence in schools.
For some the results of the survey is no surprise since other ones have shown that teachers’ attitudes of immigrants have been as negative as the police.
The poll brings forth interesting questions. One of these is if public servants like teachers can limit who they will serve. Can the police do the same? Is segregating schools by placing caps constitutional?
Everyone knows that if such an extraordinary measure were to be taken, it would be by the government – not by teachers.
At best these surveys show how difficult it is for some in Finland to still accept cultural diversity as a normal matter of our society. A lot of work must be still done.
Do you agree?
Lukijakysely: Maahanmuuttajat ovat kouluille rikkaus ja rasite. Kolmannes riittäisi osuudeksi Väkivalta lisääntyy, kantaväestön ja ja maahanmuuttajien välit kiristyvät ja opettajat siirtyvät muihin kouluihin, kun maahanmuuttajien osuus koulun oppilaista kasvaa suureksi. Lähes joka toisen opettajan mielestä maahanmuuttajien määrä pitäisi koulussa rajata 20–30 prosenttiin.
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