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How Swedish communes contribute to failing Swedish school system

Sunday, 06 November 2011
Why are Swedish schools performing poorly of late? The answer lies with the laxity of the Swedish communes and municipalities. Swedish municipalities have been accounted very poor at following up and filling the gaps in school which the Swedish Agency schools and the Schools Inspectorate point out.

According to radio Sweden, of the 70 municipalities that Swedish school board, Skolverket identified as issues to address in their municipal schools, last year, almost half or 44 percent have been criticized for failing to correct the problems that were previously put forward.

In many cases it has actually become worse over a four-year period, according to Ann-Marie Begles, Director General of Schools Inspectorate, speaking to radio Sweden.

Shortcomings concerning, includes that municipalities are poor at monitoring student performance and how schools can work to improve on such weaknesses, reports radio Sweden.
By Scancomark.se Team


Sweden also needs some specific types of skills which are in extreme short supply in the country. Could these young Greeks come in with some of these badly needed skills and could Sweden be smart enough to keep prejudice at bay and extract some of these skills.

The Greek club in Stockholm and some other parts of the country are trying to give help to some newly arrived in the country.
“We try to help all young people who come here with all the paperwork and with accommodations for a while,” says Angeliqui Karapalas who work in the Greek association in Stockholm, speaking to radio Sweden.
She also adds that “When they get their papers in tact, we use the contacts we have so that they can get a job. But we do not make it easy for them either, we say that we can help them in maximum one month, thereafter they must fend for themselves.”

Besides, helping this way, the Greek club also assist with Swedish language training and support for those things that makes living in Sweden a necessity such as understanding the Swedish culture, ways of life and the zero tolerance to corruption and the “must” to paying your taxes.
By Scancomark.se Team

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