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Espoon kokoomuksen valtuustoryhmän puheenjohtaja ja kansanedustaja Pia Kauma.

National Coalition MP claims immigrants favoured over Finns; Espoo official proves otherwise

A National coalition MP has charged that local social services favour immigrant families over native Finns in a row over brand new baby carriages. The National Coalition’s Espoo party group chief Pia Kauma, claims that Finns are losing out to non-natives when it comes to discretionary purchases made by local social services – in spite of evidence from an Espoo city official, who says all customers receive the same modest sum for baby gear.

Koululainen tekee matematiikan tehtävää.

Schools offer non-Finnish-speakers adequate help, counsellor says

For a child who has just relocated to Finland, adapting to the country’s school system is a challenge that teachers are now trying to alleviate. But in high school applications, aspiring students with low Finnish competence often run into severe obstacles. The National Board of Education says that Finland’s language teaching resources are well placed, while a professor from Jyväskylä wants the myth of difficulty surrounding Finnish to be broken.