December 2nd, 2019
Hungary's education policy is marred by centralisation and a lack of social dialogue, the head of the Democratic Union of Teachers (PDSZ) told the closing event of a protest held under the slogan "Free Education!" late on Sunday. Tamas Szucs told the event held at the square in front of Parliament that manual control, centralisation, the arrogance of power and the lack of social dialogue characterised the country's education policy. "Parliament is ramming everything through," he said citing a recent amendment to the law on vocational education. "There is no other possibility left but to protest," he added.