The Ottó Herman Secondary School in Miskolc took a photo that shows how young teachers disappear from the Hungarian school system. The idea of the image was simple: the tutors of the institution formed columns based on their age. The result was shocking.
Many Hungarian teachers have been protesting for better education, higher wages and the reduction of administrative burdens shoulder to shoulder with their students and their parents in Hungary. The government turned a blind eye to their demands insisting on their communication propaganda that Budapest can only raise wages in the education sector if the EU euro billions start flowing into the Hungarian economy. Meanwhile, Hungarian teachers’ unions want an immediate 45 percent pay rise.
Otherwise, they warn, more will leave the job, and Hungarian students will be unable to learn what they need in schools from professional tutors. It already happens in many schools that they cannot find a Physics or Chemistry teacher, so the PE and the Hungarian language teacher “substitute” unprofessionally.
Since most young people do not want to become a teacher, the ageing of the school teaching staff is apparent in most institutions. The Ottó Herman Secondary School in Miskolc depicted that problem in a spectacular image uploaded on Facebook by one of the teachers.
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The idea was simple: the staff had to form columns based on age. Below is their photo showing that the Hungarian education system will be in even greater trouble years later than it is now. The only solution is to make the profession more attractive.
Jobbik convenes education roundtable
Opposition Jobbik on Friday said it has called for a roundtable meeting to be held next week for holding “honest talks” about education. Jobbik has invited all parliamentary parties to the meeting, Balázs Ander, the party’s deputy leader, told an online press conference.
Education is not just an item in the budget, but the “most important guarantee of our future”, Ander said, adding that Hungary could only be successful if it created an effective, efficient and fair education system.
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Source: Facebook, DNH, MTI
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