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Does Ethiopian Educational Policy Run Counter to Federalism?

In an op-ed, Yonatan T. Fessha contends that a proposed federal educational plan that would require the teaching of the national language, as opposed to regional languages, beginning in primary school runs afoul of federalism principles. He also writes, however, that, “one cannot help but note the striking parallelism of the federalism argument with what happened in USA in the 1960s when state governments invoked federalism to maintain segregation and resist the integration of communities.” Read more here.