As Raoul Precht had pointed out to me, the document from the Working Group (WG) on the organisation of studies in the European Schools' secondary cycle had been put on the agenda mainly for information. Some interesting ideas, such as abolishing ICT as a separate subject and instead introduce requirements to mainstream it into the teaching of all other subjects, were briefly discussed in the meeting.
For me, the most worrying thing in the document is the recommendation to "reexamine" the definition of "language sections" (recommendation 4 in the report), which Kivinen also repeated in the meeting. This represents a potential challenge to one the founding principles of the European Schools.
Bringing our action before the Complaints Board was important because it made a clear, public statement that we do not accept discrimination. The school authorities cannot now express any surprise or confusion when the school fails to attract new parents.
The European School Non-Discrimination Campaign should reach out, not only to Lux II parents, but also to the many families whose children have been forced out of the school and who are now burdened with extra costs and inconvenience as a result.
Parents will be parents and they will put welfare and education at the top of their agenda, even if the European School does not. Those parents will continue to look for child centred, family friendly alternatives, no matter how hard the school authorities try to bully them into accepting their divisive, discriminatory agenda.