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DK calls for schools to be returned to local authorities’ supervision

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) is proposing that the government return the supervision of schools, along with the funds needed for the task, to local authorities willing to shouldering it, the party spokesman said on Monday.

“There is no teacher, student or parent who cannot see that state education has imploded,” Balazs Barkoczi, the party’s shadow education and culture minister, told an online press conference. Besides a nationwide shortage of teachers, those still trying to teach “are threatened by the education district”, he said, referring to strikes and protests nationwide.

Local authorities would “take better care” of schools and teachers would feel safer “because they would not be subjected to the education district”, he said.

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