Catalan schools boycott Spain’s latest controversial measure on education

Catalan MonitorEl País

Catalan schools boycott Spain's Minister of Education controversial measure

More than 360.000 3rd Grade Spanish students are due to take part on the first ever external examination under the LOMCE, Spain’s new, highly controversial education bill. […] In Catalonia about thirty schools are planning to boycott the test, despite the Ministry’s threat to bring disobedient schools to the courts.

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Catalonia sets date for early elections

Catalan MonitorEl País

Catalan independence (El País)

September 27 is the next big date on the Catalan leader’s calendar for regional independence, a project that reached a climax on November 9 last year with an informal referendum on self-rule that was closely followed by the Madrid central government.

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Catalan referendum plans unchanged following Mas-Rajoy meeting

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup, Special Report

Today’s meeting between the Catalan president Artur Mas and his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy was a major development after almost two years since they last met. Its outcome, however, wasn’t as newsworthy as the event itself: Rajoy repeated once again that “the referendum is illegal, and therefore, it can’t and it won’t be held”.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

In a shocking statement, journalist Román Piña recently wrote in a column at El Mundo, one of Spain’s major papers, that “he hates” those school teachers & students protesting in the Balearic Islands in favour of Catalan language at school, and that “it would cheer him up” if they were “murdered”.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Spanish media are overwhelmingly not only anti-independence but anti-referendum as well. A recent study by news watchdog Media.cat found out recently that the four biggest Madrid-based papers (El País, El … Read More

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