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Lebanon Should Stop Excluding Children from School

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Click to expand Image A classroom sits empty at a school in Loueizeh, east of Beirut, Lebanon, March 2, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Hussein Malla As another school year is about to begin in Lebanon, the country’s education minister, Tarek Majzoub, has issued a decision which will mean many children cannot attend school. The impact of his decision is to exclude children whose mothers are Lebanese but whose fathers are not from enrolling in public schools. Basic education is free and compulsory for Lebanese citizens, but under the country’s discriminatory 1925 Nationality Law, only children with…

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