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Latest News: Government’s educational policy origins from the bad old days

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Thousands protested against the Hungarian government’s educational reform on Wednesday February 3. After the state took over the authority of schools from the local governments three years ago the outcome has become that “a central body now regulates all aspects of education, down to procuring chalk for rural elementary schools, Reuters writes. At the same time as it has increased the workload for teachers dramatically where textbooks that is approved to be used in formal education correlates with the Orban’s conservative government’s view on different subjects, e.g. the government’s negative approach to homosexuality. “The government does not want educated, creative people but dumb automatons who are easy to control,” said Marta Baliko to Reuters, a retired teacher that protested against the reforms. Source: Reuters

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