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In this WEF article, Christian Bodewig discusses the importance of education in the integration of refugees in Europe.
Source: Why education is the key to integrating refugees in Europe – Agenda – The World Economic Forum
As a passionate believer in the benefits of education, I go along with the broad thrust of this article. But I question the political dynamics of the proposal.
In many countries, especially Anglo-Saxon, we are seeing a growing gap between the privileged and the rest of society. The privileged get top-tier education and through family networks, doors open and opportunities are provided. Increasingly, ordinary people, especially minorities, struggle against glass ceilings. In some countries, we have seen positive discrimination a favor of minorities.
If I understand the article correctly, it is talking about giving refugees special education status, so is this positive discrimination and queue jumping ahead of other minorities?