New language regulation for schools has divided parents, inflamed political unrest

Story by Monica Vallejo BARCELONA—New language requirements in Catalonian public schools have added tension in the political atmosphere of the country. The ever-growing friction between Spain and the autonomous community of Catalonia has exploded as the topic of language instruction resurfaces in the public discourse. In a controversial decision made public on May 8, the Spanish…

Students angry that government is meddling in their college degrees

Story by Morgan Lawrence BARCELONA – Hundreds of protesters stopped traffic and packed the streets of Barcelona last Thursday, airing grievances against the national Ministry of Education’s decision to overhaul degree requirements for public universities. This was the latest revolt against the reformatory law, which many see as likely to limit education and employment opportunities…