Court Rules Against Unlawful Segregation of Roma in Hungary
The families were mostly Romani, but all were of low income and social standing. Their children were placed in classrooms for the "mentally deficient" with an unqualified student-teacher, ignoring their normal IQs and learning disabilities.
"In addition, the court held that the school had clearly failed to recognize and address the plaintiffs' learning difficulties and had instead chosen to administer an inferior curriculum which has jeopardized their future development. The court pointed out that on completing their studies the plaintiffs will suffer additional disadvantage in terms of diminished chances for further education as well as with regard to their employment opportunities compared to their peers schooled on the basis of the regular curriculum."