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Constitution of the Republic of Estonia


Article 37. Everyone has the right to education. Education for school-age children is compulsory to the extent specified by the law, and is free of charge in general schools established by the national government and by local authorities.
In order to make education accessible, the national government and local authorities maintain a requisite number of educational institutions. Other educational institutions, including private schools, may also be established and maintained pursuant to the law.
Parents have the deciding say in the choice of education for their children.
Everyone has the right to be taught in Estonian. The language of teaching in national minority educational institutions is chosen by the educational institution.
The provision of education is overseen by the national government.