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Article 28

 

 

have the right to an education.

 

 

Article 28 of the UNCRC says that children and young people have the right to education no matter who they are, regardless of race, gender or disability; if they’re in detention, or if they’re a refugee.

 

Children and young people have the right to both primary and secondary education, and should be able to choose different subjects when in secondary school. This should include the option of technical and vocational training, so they shouldn’t have to focus on academic subjects if they don't want to.

 

Education and the government

 

  The government should support children and young people in education. It should:

 

 

 

make efforts to reduce dropout rates from school

make sure teachers can’t use violence against children or young people

make sure teachers don’t publically humiliate children or young people

make sure children or young people aren't bullied by their teachers or classmates.

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