“Russian speaking Ukraine” expects strikes at schools
by Oleg Smirnov
The “Russian speaking Ukraine” human rights movement will take part in the formation of strike committees in schools across Ukraine.
That is said in resolution approved by “Russian speaking Ukraine” on September, 26th at the movement conference in Kiev.
According to the “Russian speaking Ukraine” council chairman Vadim Kolesnichenko, such committees will unite parents of schoolchildren who consider pupils to have a right to be educated in Russian at Ukrainian schools.
Parents dispute the #461 order of Ukrainian ministry of education which implements bilingual education at school with basic Russian language. Since 2008, pupils have had to learn Geography, History of Ukraine and Mathematics in Ukrainian.
In 2011 the Ministry of Education will leave only the Ukrainian language for teaching those disciplines in Russian language-based schools of Ukraine.
The Constitution of Ukraine guarantees free use and protection of Russian language.