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Lysbakken Warns against Social Division

– On the west side of the city, there are schools where only rich white people attend, while east side schools host almost exclusively minority children, says Socialist Left Party (SV) leader Lysbakken in an interwiew with Nettavisen.

He said this paradox illustrates some of the class division in Oslo. “But we are in a completely different situation than in for example Sweden and Denmark. Segregation has been much less in Norway. It also means we can do something about it and prevent it from spreading”, says Lysbakken.

According to SV leader, getting more people into work and  getting more minority children in daycare and getting them to succeed at school are key to solve this problem. He also suggests that there is a need for a housing policy which will make villas and apartment blocks built in the same school districts, he said.

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