Estonian parlt adopts amendments to Private Schools Act
Estonian parliament on Tuesday adopted changes to the Private Schools Act, according to which the state will continue to pay an operating subsidy to private schools until the end of 2019.
Editorial: favour not private schools at taxpayer's expense
Long has been the debate in society regarding private school financing. It’s not a matter if these are good or bad.
In cities, small private schools to tighten belts
Next year, lion's share of private schools will have to cut operating costs by half or significantly raise tuition fee. They will not close doors, though.
19.05.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Parents cross swords with local leaders
In Karula Parish, South-East Estonia, a whopping near-doubling of basic school pupils has occurred during these past five years. To keep the miracle going, active parents stand in unyielding confrontation with local council and government.
06.05.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: OECD strikes chord in Estonian educational debate
Estonia would do well to heed the advice by OECD as touching issues debated and carrying a broader weight in society with regards to principles and even the future.
OECD on Estonian education: level high, system alist
In Estonia two years ago, an OECD work group now reports that Estonian education system though okay is plagued by unsolved problems like ineffective schools network and state financing of private schools.
07.04.2016, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: enraging equivocating engulfing education
As Private Schools Act amendment draft act reached Riigikogu last November, Postimees expressed hopes the costs debate would not descend into labeling and personal insults. Alas, not happening.
Pigeon post just had a busy weekend
The stand-off between supporters of private schools and education ministry has lasted for over half a year. This weekend, it assumed a dimension altogether new as 69 culture personas including the revered composer Arvo Pärt have signed an address to defend private schools' right to life.
04.04.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Ligi says no to castes for kids
Education and research minister Jürgen Ligi thinks sustainable private schools do have a future but rules out the state maintaining their special conditions vs municipal ones.
03.12.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Editorial: the increasingly bitter private schools debate
Approved in the government and sent to the parliament, the Private Schools Act amendment bill has become contentious, at times erupting into a war of words between interest groups and politicians.