Daily News | Mar 25, 2019 | 0
Protesters demand public dialogue on education policy
Budapest (MTI) – Participants in a demonstration organised by the Free Education Facebook group demanded that the government start a dialogue with all affected parties on Hungary’s education policy, in Budapest on Sunday.
Peter Szarvas, a teacher and one of the organisers of the demo dubbed “Cannot stand it anymore”, told some 200 protesters that the government must consult teachers and students both in secondary and in higher education.
Addressing the demonstration, a secondary school student demanded that the government should build “schools rather than sports stadiums”, and called for more freedom for schools to select their textbooks.
The protesters also criticised the government’s recent plan to start a national consultation concerning refugees. Returning the questionnaires would equal contributing to Hungary “moving further along the road to Nazism,” an activist said.
The protesters, waving national and European Union flags, held up signs such as “honest assessment, no lies”.
based on the article of MTI