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But he says the main problem is the way Roma youngsters are treated by mainstream society: low teacher expectations, students being made to feel unwelcome and "teachers not fighting the non-Gypsy children's hostility to the Gypsies."
Michael Stewart of University College London, who has studied the subject, says Roma who beg are a "tiny but highly visible minority," while some very traditional families do discourage girls from staying in school after age 13 or 14.