|Author(s)||Blob & Persson:|
|Editor||Europe of Many Cultures, Alastair Ross Ed.|
At the turn of the second millennium the media in Sweden were more than ever concerned with the increased number of compulsory school students not achieving basic educational goals. The situation seemed to be rapidly worsening, and according to the media children in large cities and suburban areas were facing the most severe problems. Due to this 'new' awareness among news agencies, compulsory education was discussed and debated in arenas ranging from schoolyards to political lobbies, but discussions in the political world and at the National Board of Education had been going on for some time.