At a press conference on Saturday, the Jobbik politician raised the issue of school segregation in the public school system; she suggested that a committee of experts should decide if a child can fit in a normal school environment, or not; the criteria should be whether the child can coexist with his/her environment including teachers. If the child fails the test he/she should be educated in a correctional institution.
If the family background of a child is such that it encourages the minor to pursue criminal lifestyle this child should be educated in boarding school.
If Jobbik comes to power, it will organize regular prison visits to disadvantaged children to show them how is life behind bars. These measures have the potential of reducing school violence said the spokeswoman.
Successive governments failed to find meaningful solution to this atrocity that is plaguing the public school system. Most recently, in Budapest seventeenth district, a 12-year-old gypsy boy terrorized the entire school to the point that parents pulled their children out of the school; when teachers wanted to take action against the unruly student, his family threatened the teachers with violence said the spokeswoman.
Parents in Eastern Hungary recalled several cases when children coming from criminal environment sexually abused their classmates in the school's washroom.
A comprehensive study was ordered by the ombudsman a few years ago, which concluded that school violence is "a taboo subject that needs to be talked about".
The study pointed out that in regions where the proportion of the Roma is relatively high school violence is much more frequent. Most school violence occur in North-East Hungary, as well as in vocational schools said the Jobbik politician.
Dóra Dúró emphasized that this is not about stigmatizing any group or groups of people even if it is evident that regions where the proportion of Gypsies among the general population is relatively high school violence is more frequent.
The Jobbik politician pointed out that in several municipalities parents are taking things into their own hands by pulling their children out of these violent schools and sending them in other municipalities; this is what we call "spontaneous segregation" that has been spreading not only in the countryside but also in Budapest.
But spontaneous segregation puts extra financial burden on normal students and their families, which Jobbik considers unfair; therefore, we must say clearly that there are times when the state can't force integration on educational institutions because that would downgrade the education system and the chances of future generations to get proper education concluded Dóra Dúró.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)