OPINION

Education in crisis

It has become evident that the already chaotic situation in the Greek public education system has taken a turn for the worse this year.

This was obvious Friday, the first day of the new academic year, as the country’s schools moved from operating poorly to effectively not operating at all.

Dozens of schools remained closed on Friday, while at many others that did open it was clear that there were considerable shortages in specialized teaching staff.

While no one knows when these shortages will be covered, no official seems to actually know the precise number of teachers needed to cover the current requirements at schools around the country.

Responsibility for this unprecedented situation lies with the parties comprising the previous coalition government.

The children’s families should be aware of this fact.