Budapest, February 24 (MTI) – Parents have joined forces in a Facebook campaign to keep their children home from school on February 29, in solidarity with teachers protesting against the school system, the organisers said.
The solidarity campaign is intended as “a first warning”, Krisztina Puskás, one of the administrators of the Facebook event, told a press conference. There are 24,000 followers of the boycott, she said, adding that parents are pulling together to organise child minding for the day of the “strike”. Puskás said the campaign started to express the view that the current education system is harmful to children and must be contested. She also said her initiative shares the goals of an alternative civil public education roundtable that was set up last week in order to mirror the body set up by the government.
The civil education platform calls for reforms in the public education system, its spokesperson, Krisztina Ercsei, said at the press conference.
You can join to “Nem leszek suliban” this Facebook campaig HERE.