Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thousands Protest in Poland against Ed Reforms; Reforms Would Change 3-Tier School System to 2

Tens of thousands of protesters from across Poland protested in Warsaw today (November 19, 2016) against education reforms proposed by the right-wing government that critics say could see thousands of jobs slashed, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

"I call upon Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and the government not to destroy the assets" of the current education system, said Slawomir Broniarz, head of the main teachers' union.

Broniarz called for a "massive social front" to mobilize against the reforms, saying there would be "chaos" if the changes were made.

The reforms call for changing the three-tier school system to just two levels, which means that many high schools will be closed.

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