State of Polish education debated in Warsaw
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Several dozen teachers, parents, officials and experts were on Friday set to hold another debate on the state of Polish education following pay demands from unions and tensions over school reforms.
Students take an end-of-course exam at a high school in the southwestern city of Wrocław this week. Photo: PAP/Jan Karwowski
The talks, the third such gathering in recent weeks, were due to kick off at noon at a university in Warsaw as an initiative by the country’s prime minister, who was expected to attend.
Like the previous two rounds, the debate was expected to focus on the role of teachers, students and parents in the education system as well as on the quality of teaching and modern schooling methods.
Dozens of teachers, parents, officials and experts last month kicked off a series of "roundtable talks" about the future of Polish education following an invitation from Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Two large unions representing teachers skipped the first two debates in the country’s capital.
Unionists in late April suspended a nationwide pay strike by school teachers.
Lawmakers at the end of last month rejected a bid by the opposition to oust Education Minister Anna Zalewska.