Budapest, March 30 (MTI) – The interests of teachers and students would be best served if members of the so-called alternative roundtable joined the government’s education roundtable and engaged in dialogue, the ministry of human resources said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The organisations that are making new demands and proclaiming walkouts have received repeated invitations to join the government’s official body for professional consultations, but they have spurned every one,” the statement said ahead of a one-hour protest to be held by many teachers around the country later today.
“Instead of dialogue and collaboration, they are organising political actions similar to Wednesday’s and encouraging teachers towards illegality,” the statement added.
The ministry said that results of the official roundtable were already tangible: it has been agreed to reduce the burden on teachers and children and the schools manager will be abolished in its current form. Further, head teachers will be given more room for manoeuvre and financing will be improved, it added.