Teachers to protest against education bill on Wednesday

Teachers to protest against education bill on Wednesday

Three teachers union will hold a protest rally in central Athens on Wednesday to express their disagreement with a new bill that brings changes to all levels of education which they describe as “neoliberal” and “anti-educational.”

The unions strongly disagree with a decision to livestream school classes, saying it could violate children's privacy rights. The measure is meant to allow for rotating student attendance and for children who cannot attend class due to health reasons to follow the lessons.

Teachers are also rejecting teacher evaluations, the increase of the number of students per class and school merges.

The rally, backed by the Greek primary teachers’ federation (DOE), the secondary school teachers’ union (OLME) and the federation of private school teachers (OIELE), will take place at Propylaea.

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