Greek teachers fight destruction of education
Posted by satyrikon στο Σεπτεμβρίου 13, 2013
From daily News Line in Britain:
Friday, 13 September 2013
STOP SCHOOL CLOSURES – STOP SACKING TEACHERS – demand Greek teaching unions
THOUSANDS of state secondary school teachers demonstrated throughout Greece on Tuesday night against the coalition government’s Education Bill for secondary education, schools closures and thousands of teachers sacked.
The reactionary Education Bill imposes a 19th century school system of continuous exams and large classes where teachers would have to work more hours and teach different lessons.
Technical and arts lessons have been taken out of the curriculum.
In Athens, over 3,000 teachers and supporters from both the private and public sector demonstrated outside the Vouli (Greek parliament) as government parliamentary deputies approved by a slim majority the Education Bill.
The secondary teachers’ union OLME national conference decided on Monday night by 72 votes against six for indefinite national strike action starting next Monday.
Both the Athens Polytechnic…
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